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Patton Oswalt Reveals What Killed His Wife

A combination of medications and an undiagnosed heart condition

(Newser) - Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt says coroner's officials have told him that his wife died last year from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. Oswalt writes in a statement to the AP that he and his wife Michelle McNamara did not know she had a... More »

Here's What Patton Oswalt Said at 1st Show Since Wife Died

'People' says the sold-out crowd 'hung on his every word'

(Newser) - On Thursday night at New York's Beacon Theatre, Patton Oswalt did his first stand-up headliner since his wife died. People reports that he "stalled" (his word) for half of the hour-long set before going into a 16-minute monologue about Michelle McNamara's April death. Highlights of what he... More »

Patton Oswalt: Grief Over My Wife's Death 'Is an Ambush'

Comedian offers heartbreaking glimpse into life after wife's sudden death: 'NYT'

(Newser) - Patton Oswalt says the April day his wife, Michelle McNamara, died was the second worst day of his life. The worst? "When I told my daughter the next day." Now, six months after McNamara's death, the comedian offers a devastatingly honest glimpse to the New York Times ... More »

Patton Oswalt: Here's Where I'm At, 102 Days Later

The actor grieves for his late wife, Michelle McNamara

(Newser) - Once again, Patton Oswalt has offered a devastatingly honest peek into his mind following the sudden death of his wife , Michelle McNamara, in April. It's been 102 days, he wrote on Facebook Monday night, and he has nothing to show for it except "solid knowledge of fear, exhaustion,... More »

Patton Oswalt Pens Heartbreaking Remembrance of Wife

'I love her'

(Newser) - Patton Oswalt continues the heartbreaking tributes to his late wife with a piece in Time . Michelle Eileen McNamara, who died a week after turning 46 , "hasn't left a void. She's left a blast crater," he writes. She was a gifted true-crime writer who also once worked... More »

Wife of Comedian Patton Oswalt Dead at 46

Michelle McNamara was a true-crime writer

(Newser) - True-crime writer Michelle McNamara, who was married to comedian Patton Oswalt, died in her sleep Thursday, Entertainment Weekly reports. She was 46. A publicist for Oswalt, whose film and TV credits include Ratatouille, Magnolia, and Veep, tells the AP that McNamara's passing "was a complete shock to her... More »

10 Stars You Actually Should Follow on Twitter

They know how to do something other than take selfies

(Newser) - Not every celebrity uses Twitter to call people ugly or get in ridiculous fights with other celebrities . The Week rounds up 10 stars you might actually want to follow on Twitter:
  • Patton Oswalt : He recently spent a day shamelessly trolling Twitter by tweeting admirable (or at least harmless) thoughts ... but
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Patton Oswalt to Bombers: 'The Good Outnumber You'

Comic and actor's response lights up Facebook

(Newser) - President Obama had the presidential pulpit when he responded to the Boston Marathon bombings , but comic and actor Patton Oswalt may have outdone him via his Facebook page . Time will tell whether this attack is the work of "one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths,"... More »

Columbia Valedictorian Admits Plagiarizing Comic

His 'Physics for Poets' sounded familiar to Patton Oswalt

(Newser) - Another day, another commencement gaffe. Columbia's valedictorian has apologized for lifting part of his speech—a jokey riff on attending a class called Physics for Poets—from comedian Patton Oswalt, probably best known for his King of Queens supporting role. (See videos for comparisons.) More »

Big Fan Scores with Critics

(Newser) - Critics are big fans of Big Fan, a funny yet tragic look at football devotees directed by The Wrestler screenwriter Robert Siegel. Here’s what they’re saying:  
  • Star Patton Oswalt “gives a tour de force performance,” writes Ray Greene of Box Office Magazine, and Siegel finds
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