Walking Dead' actor Alicia Witt breaks silence on parents' sudden deaths: 'Doesn't feel real'

Alicia Witt is opening up about losing her parents one month after they were found dead in their home in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The "Orange Is the New Black" and "The Walking Dead" alum, 46, penned an emotional tribute to her parents, Robert, 87, and Diane Witt, 75, on Facebook Tuesday

remembering them as "brilliant educators, deeply kind, curious, intuitive, wise, young at heart (and) funny.

"it still doesn’t feel real," she wrote. "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.

Witt described how she became scared after not hearing back from her parents, so she called to have someone check on them.

Though she wrote that she was "praying fervently that the next call would be from them," she knew when she "heard the detective’s voice on the other line that they were gone.

Though Witt did not reveal her parents' cause of death, she noted their "sudden passings have become fodder for press, and there are some misconceptions rolling around

this is very delicate for me to write because i’m wanting to honor their privacy, which they held so tightly," she continued

i never imagined i would have to talk about this publicly - much less, amidst overwhelming floods of grief