Alicia Witt, who is best known for her role in The Walking Dead, is dealing with unimaginable tragedy. According to new reports, a routine wellness check ended with her parents being found dead in their home.
According to TMZ, Witt’s cousin, along with the local Worcester, Massachusetts police department checked on Witt’s parents after she asked them to because she hadn’t heard from them in several days. Sadly, the cousin and police discovered both Robert and Diane Witt deceased.
As TMZ reported, as of right now, Robert’s, 87, and Diane’s, 75, deaths are not considered suspicious, as there were no signs of foul play. “There was no trauma,” Lt. Sean Murtha said. However, the cause of their deaths remains mysterious.
According to first responders, none of the meters, including carbon dioxide, read abnormal. However, it has been revealed that in the weeks before their passing, Robert and Diane were having furnace problems, and, as a result, they were using a space heater to keep their home warm.
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Autopsies are currently being conducted to determine what caused their passings. In a statement issued to People, Alicia Witt revealed the outcome was “unimaginable.”
“After not hearing back from my parents for several days, I reached out to a cousin who lives close to my parents to check on them. Sadly, the outcome was unimaginable. I ask for some privacy at this time to grieve and to wrap my head around this turn of events, and this surreal loss.”
According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, a neighbor told the newspaper that Robert and Diane were rarely seen outside of their home and believed they had been ill. However, the neighbor allegedly that they also refused any help offered to them when their neighbors tried to help.
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Diane Witt was a stay-at-home mom who homeschooled her children. However, she was also once in the Guinness Book of World Records for having more than 10-feet of hair.
Robert was a middle school science teacher, who, along with their kids, helped his wife maintain her impressive locks of hair! Our thoughts and prayers are with Alicia Witt during this difficult time.
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