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Patton Oswalt Pays Homage To His Late Wife Michelle McNamara On Her 5th Death Anniversary: “What’s Left Is This Beautiful Memory”

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Award-winning comedian and actor Patton Oswalt remembered his wife of 11 years, the late author Michelle McNamara on her 5th anniversary of passing.

Oswalt, the recipient of  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, took to his verified Instagram account on April 21 and released a two-photo gallery of McNamara. In the caption section, the ‘Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping‘ wrote that he thought of her today.

He continued her message by referring to their daughter Alice who they welcomed together back in April 2009:

“And I also thought of Alice, and how the loss shaped her and continues to shape her. And how Meredith swooped into our lonely, broken lives and helped put the pieces back together, stronger and sleeker than they were before. This dark day gets a little less dark every year when I see how Alice — a living piece of Michelle safe in the hands of Meredith — keeps walking in light.”

The comedian, who tied the knots with the ‘Dream a Little Dream‘ star Meredith Salenger just a year after McNamara passed away, concluded his tribute with these words:

“I’m there to catch the shadows that at try to creep in at the edges, or from behind. I’m good at spotting them, and then Alice helps me laugh them away. And what’s left is this beautiful, living memory.”

As fans might remember, the well-known journalist and true crime writer passed away back on April 21, 2016, in her sleep at her Los Angeles home. According to the medical reports, McNamara died of an undiagnosed heart condition and ingested medications. In order to honor the memory of the author, the final episode of the fan-favorite series, ‘The Goldbergs‘ dedicated to her.

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