Actress Alicia Witt reveals heat was shut off to parents’ home before their deaths

WORCESTER, Mass. — Actress Alicia Witt, whose parents were found dead in their Massachusetts home last month, posted an emotional remembrance to Facebook, where she revealed they had no heat when they died.

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In December, we reported when police in Worcester, Massachusetts, began investigating after finding Robert and Diane Witt, ages 87 and 75, dead in their home. Robert and Diane were the parents of Alicia Witt, known for her roles in “Orange is the New Black” and “Nashville.”

While no exact cause of death has been revealed, Worcester police told WFXT that authorities suspect hypothermia, as one of the victims was wearing a coat when they were found.

In a Facebook post, Witt wrote: “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. It was not for a lack of trying on my part, or the part of other people who loved 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.”

it still doesn’t feel real. it’s been a month since i got scared, not having heard back from them, and called to have...

Posted by Alicia Witt on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Witt ended her post simply: “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.”