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Patton Oswalt Quotes Daughter on Wife's Death

7-year-old Alice has a few wise words
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2016 5:05 PM CDT
Patton Oswalt Quotes Daughter on Wife's Death
Patton Oswalt, left, and his daughter Alice Rigney Oswalt are seen at the Los Angeles premiere of "Inside Out" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, June 8, 2015.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Comedian Patton Oswalt hasn't said much online about the sudden death of his wife, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara. But when he posted, People reports, it was a doozy: "When your mom dies you're the best memory of her," Oswalt quotes his 7-year-old daughter Alice as saying. "Everything you do is a memory of her." In another tweet, 47-year-old Oswalt says "she wrote lines that stung & hummed. 13 years in her presence was happily humbling. #RIPMichelleMcNamara."

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Oswalt also retweeted a link soliciting donations to the arts organization 826LA, which encourages young writers to improve and teachers to get students excited about writing, ABC News reports. McNamara, 46, died of unknown causes in her sleep on April 21 at home in Los Angeles. (Read more writer stories.)

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