Patton Oswalt Pens Emotional Letter on Anniversary of Wife’s Death: ‘It’s Awful, but It’s Not Fatal’

“Last night I took off my wedding ring,” comedian says on his Facebook

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Patton Oswalt took to Facebook to share his state of mind on the one-year anniversary of his wife Michelle McNamara’s death.

“It’s awful, but it’s not fatal,” the comedian wrote on his page Friday, before detailing the very ordinary day before discovering McNamara had died.

McNamara, a true-crime writer, died in the couple’s Los Angeles home in April 2016. She was 46.

In February, Oswalt shed light on the circumstances of McNamara’s death, saying that the coroner’s office told him that McNamara died from a combination of prescription medications and a heart condition that had not been diagnosed.

According to Oswalt, McNamara suffered from a condition that caused blockages in her arteries, a condition that he and McNamara didn’t know of.

“We learned today the combination of drugs in Michelle’s system, along with a condition we were unaware of, proved lethal,” Oswalt said.

McNamara had taken Aderall, Xanax and fentanyl, which combined with the blockages caused her death.

See his full letter here.