Patton Oswalt, a brilliant comedian and one of the most articulate communicators on social media, continues to share little moments of his grief with the world after the sudden passing of his wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, in mid-April. On May 23, he tweeted:

Funeral are final but there's no closure.

Memorials are hopeful but they don't bring back the dead.

The upsetting truism gives his fans a picture of his emotions only a couple days after the one month anniversary of his wife's death. For their part, his fans and friends were supportive: