Patton Oswalt Opens Up About the Death of His Wife and How He and His Daughter Are Coping With It

Patton Oswalt opened up to Conan O’Brien about how he and his daughter are dealing with the death of his wife, writer Michelle McNamara. Oswalt tried his best to keep his daughter distracted on the first Mother’s Day after their loss, but had his efforts dashed at the last minute by a stranger.

When Mother’s Day rolled around, Patton did his best to help his daughter through the day. Until an old Polish woman made it weird.

Oswalt first publicly addressed his wife’s death in a Facebook post about how grief compares to depression.