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Alicia Witt Speaks Out After Suddenly Losing Both Her Parents Just Before The Holidays

Alicia Witt Speaks Out After Suddenly Losing Both Her Parents Just Before The Holidays

Alicia Witt is speaking out for the first time since her parents were sadly found dead inside their home ahead of the Christmas 2021 holiday.

The 46-year-old actress shared an emotional account of the situation on her social media with fans.

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The former Orange is the New Black star shared several throwback images of her with her parents, Robert and Diane Witt, who were found deceased after Alicia had called a cousin to check on them after not hearing from them for several days.

“it still doesn’t feel real,” she began. “it’s been a month since i got scared, not having heard back from them, and called to have them checked on. waiting, phone in hand, praying fervently that the next call would be from them, angry i’d gotten someone else involved. knowing 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.”

Alicia went on, saying that the “circumstances around my parents’ sudden passings have become fodder for press, and there are some misconceptions rolling around – understandably so. this is very delicate for me to write because i’m wanting to honor their privacy, which they held so tightly. there’s an awful irony in the fact that, because of the very lengths they went to in order to protect their privacy in life – that privacy has been stripped away in death. i never imagined i would have to talk about this publicly – much less, amidst overwhelming floods of grief.”

“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,” she said. “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. it was not for a lack of trying on my part, or the part of other people who loved them.
my parents were not penniless. they were fiercely stubborn, beautifully original souls, and with that, they made choices – choices that i couldn’t talk them out of. i did help them, in all the ways i could – in all the ways they would let me.”

“I struggle, as much as i helped, with what else could i have done – short of petitioning the court system for taking control of two otherwise very sharp, very independent, very capable adults. they 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.”

“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,” Alicia added, “and even if i could have had a crystal ball and looked into the future- if i could have said to them ‘you are going to break my heart and the hearts of all who love you with a worst-case-scenario ending if you don’t let us help you’ – i still think they would have made the same choices. they weren’t willing to make different ones.”

She concluded, “our last words to each other were ‘i love you’. that part was simple; never in doubt. they loved me so. i loved them so.”

Read her full message on Facebook here.

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