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Alicia Witt Finally Breaks Silence About Late Parents, Reveals Their Last Words

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on January 26, 2022 at 9:52 AM EST

Alicia Witt is clearing the air about the speculations surrounding the death of her parents, Robert and Diane Witt.

One month after the shocking demise of her parents, the actress and classically-trained pianist broke her social media silence to honor the deceased.

On Tuesday, January 25, the 46-year-old took to social media with an emotional post detailing her grief and the events surrounding the shocking demise of her parents. 

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Alicia Witt Opens Up Amid "Overwhelming Floods Of Grief"

Alicia Witt at Art of Elysium Gala Los Angeles

The accomplished pianist got candid about the sudden passing of her parents on Instagram by sharing a carousel of pictures featuring the musical prodigy and her loved ones.

These images included a throwback photo from "The Walking Dead" star's childhood and various sweet moments with her late parents either at events or at home.

"It still doesn't feel real," the actress began in her heartfelt caption before describing the horrifying moment when she learned about her parent's demise. The "Dune" star wrote, 

"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."

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The moment a detective called, Alicia instinctively knew Robert and Diane were dead, and she would spend the rest of her life "finding them on the breeze, in a song, in a dream."

Despite her grief-stricken state, the Hallmark alum took the time to thank Mercadante Funeral Home for allowing her to mourn and celebrate her loved ones without the meddling of the press.

The doting daughter also expressed her gratitude to everyone with fond memories about her parents, who the 46-year-old described as "deeply kind, curious, young at heart, funny, and brilliant educators."

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The "Orange Is The New Black" actress continued her lengthy message on Facebook, in which she called out the press for making a spectacle out of her parent's death.

The "Still Sorry" singer admitted that she never imagined discussing her parents' private lives publicly amid "overwhelming floods of grief," but she needed to clear the air.

According to the songwriter, Robert and Diane were very stubborn about their privacy and didn't allow their daughter or workers into their home.

Alicia's parents blatantly refused, despite pleading with the couple on numerous occasions to allow her to renovate their home or get them a suitable place to live.

Given their headstrong way of life, no one was aware the late couple was living without a functioning heater in their home.

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Nonetheless, the "Christmas Tree Lane" star believed her parents wouldn't have spoken up even if they knew their actions would cause their deaths.

However, it was an undisputed truth that the Witt family cared for each other as the last words they said to each other were, "I love You."

The "Fun" Star's Parents Were Found Dead In Their Massachusetts Home

Last December, The Blast shared that Robert and Diane were discovered dead in their home in Worcester, Massachusetts, after Alicia sent a cousin to do a wellness check.

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According to the Worcester police, their assistance was requested by the family member, and they joined the individual at the late couple's home shortly after 9 P.M.

At the time, the authorities found Robert and Diane unresponsive in their home with no visible signs of trauma or suspicious cause of death.

During their investigations, the police learned that the couple had been experiencing problems with their furnace, which led to firefighters' involvement. 

However, Worcester Fire Deputy Chief Adam Roche discovered nothing wrong with the aid quality in the house, stating that there was no presence of "carbon monoxide or noxious gasses."

According to the reports by HEAVY, hypothermia might be a factor responsible for the deaths of the "Earful" singer's parents, but authorities weren't sure.

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The couple allegedly suffered from health issues due to the poor condition of their home following a 2008 ice storm, which exposed Robert and Diane to mold and fiberglass.

In the touching obituary penned for the late couple, the pair were described as "utterly inseparable and intertwined" people who enjoyed traveling, eating delicious meals, and spending time with animals.

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