Patton Oswalt Pays Tribute to His Late Wife at the Emmys

Grief is deeply personal for each individual, and though there’s no platitude that will push the pain away, celebrities sometimes offer helpful pockets of wisdom that could perhaps offer empathy and comfort to others. Patton Oswalt unexpectantly lost his wife, true crime writer MIchelle McNamara, leaving behind their young daughter, and Oswalt has been incredibly honest about his personal struggle. At the Emmys, he summed things up in just one minute, saying that “it’s going to be a long, long time before [he] can be the kind of person that she made [him] again.”

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