The wife of Patton Oswalt was found dead in her Los Angeles home this morning, and reports are now indicating that she may have died in her sleep Thursday night.
Michelle McNamara, who had an impressive career as a crime writer and author before founding the website True Crime Diary, was 46-years-old.
In a 2007 online interview, McNamara said she started the blog almost as a lark. “I wanted to get more involved in the cases that were fueling my own curiosity,” she said.
She didn’t focus on the big celebrity murder cases but ones that were smaller and out of the public eye. She wrote about the Golden State Killer and the 1976 murder of nurse Melanie Howell.
McNamara leaves behind her husband and their 7-year-old Alice. Many celebrities took to Twitter to offer their condolences to Oswalt and his family, remembering McNamara’s life and career:
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 23, 2016
My heart goes to the Oswalt family.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 23, 2016
My heart and thoughts and best wishes go out to @pattonoswalt and his family.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) April 23, 2016
Utterly shocked &distraught-total disbelief, I had the biggest woman crush on Michelle &I wish I had known her better @pattonoswalt ANYTHING
— Laura Silverman (@LauraJSilverman) April 23, 2016
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