The unexpected passing of true crime writer Michelle McNamara, 46, came as a complete shock to everyone. Thousands voiced their condolences and support for her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, who in turn shared a few incredibly wise words from their seven-year-old daughter, Alice.

Oswalt, normally a prolific Twitter user, has been relatively silent online aside from one endearing tribute to his late wife last week.


826LA is a non-profit dedicated to encouraging students to explore creative and expository writing, which has since set up a memorial fund for Michelle McNamara "to push forward her creative legacy." You can go here to donate.

Sources: Huffington Post