Alicia Witt is used to playing tough characters. In The Walking Dead, she played Paula, a woman who captures Carol and Maggie and pays the price for it.
Unfortunately, Witt’s parents have been found murdered in their home about a month ago. Police said the victims had no obvious signs of foul play and that faulty heating equipment might be to blame.
Witt opened up about their passing in a Facebook post, she shared that her parents deaths were avoidable and that they were too stubborn to seek assistance.
“I had no idea that their heat had gone out. I will never understand how or why they made the choice not to tell me this, not to let me help them with this. my heart is broken,” she wrote.
She called someone to check on her parents, who she hadn’t heard from in a while.
“[I]t’s been a month since [I] got scared, not having heard back from them, and called to have them checked on. [W]aiting, phone in hand, praying fervently that the next call would be from them, angry i’d gotten someone else involved. [K]nowing as soon as [I] heard the detective’s voice on the other line that they were gone. knowing [I] would never hear their voices again. beginning the rest of my life of finding them on the breeze, in a song, in a dream.”
Witt “quietly” travelled to Worcester for “a beautiful service and burial, to mourn them in total privacy.” She thanked the Mercadante Funeral Home for “going to great lengths to make this possible.”
According to Witt, her parents’ demise was the result of a stubborn and reclusive lifestyle.
[I] hadn’t been allowed inside my parents’ home for well over a decade; every time [I] offered to have something repaired for them, they refused to allow workers into their house. [I] begged, cried, tried to reason with them, tried to convince them to let me help them move – but every time, they became furious with me, telling me [I] had no right to tell them how to live their lives and that they had it all under control. [I]t was not for a lack of trying on my part, or the part of other people who loved them.
They weren’t “penniless,” she said. She had no idea what to do. She considered approaching the courts but did not see how it would help her situation. They were “two otherwise very sharp, very independent, very capable adults. [T]hey were a united, intertwined, indivisible force, determined to do things their own way. knowing they had each other – battling them the way i would have had to in order to do this truly felt like it would have destroyed them.”
She said even if she could see the future “they would have made the same choices.”
“[O]ur last words to each other were ‘[I] love you.’ [T]hat part was simple; never in doubt. [T]hey loved me so. [I] loved them so.”
So sad. Sending our best to Ms. Witt.
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