Patton Oswalt Bids Emotional Farewell to Michelle McNamara

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Patton Oswalt has released his first public statement since the sudden, tragic and unexpected death of his wife.

On April 21, Michelle McNamara died in her sleep at the age of 46.

Michelle McNamara with Patton Oswalt

A countless number of celebrities responded to the death by sending their condolences to Oswalt via various forms of social media.

And now the comedian/actor has gone ahead and done the same, in beautiful fashion.

"She wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamara," Oswalt Tweeted on Friday, including with his message a link to make a donation in McNamara's honor to 826LA.

That's organization which assists students with their writing skills.

McNamara, who was mostly worked as a crime writer, married Oswalt in 2005.

The pair were parents to a seven-year-old daughter named Alice.

No cause of death has been given,for this tragedy, although Oswalt's publicist said last week that her passing was "a complete shock to her family and friends, who loved her dearly."

An official at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office told People Magazine it would most likely take several months to determine a cause of death because the office has a backlog of cases.

While it's understandable that people would be curious for an answer, of course, nothing changes the terrible fact that Oswalt is now without a wife and Alice is without a mother.

McNamara founded the website True Crime Diary.

She also wrote and recorded podcasts about true crime, while appearing on the Investigation Discovery series A Crime to Remember.

She once said she was mostly intrigued by cases that weren't necessarily garnering major headlines, and also that she started her website at Oswalt's behest.

At the time of her passing, McNamara was working on a book about a serial killer she dubbed The Golden State Killer, whom she wrote a series of pieces about in Los Angeles Magazine.

We send along our thoughts and prayers to Oswalt and his family.

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