Patton Oswalt’s Wife Dead at 46


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Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, has died, aged 46.

She passed away in her sleep at the couple’s home in Los Angeles on Thursday.


“It was a complete shock to her family and friends, who loved her dearly,” Oswalt’s representative said on Friday. McNamara founded the website True Crime Diary, which covered breaking stories and cold cases. She wed the Young Adult star in 2005. The couple has a seven-year-old daughter, named Alice.