Matthew McConaughey says his father died ‘at climax’ while having sex with his mother

Louis Staples
Sunday 18 October 2020 09:30
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Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey has revealed that his father died while having sex with his mother.

In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir ‘Greenlights’, featured in People magazine, the actor opens up about his family history.

He wrote:

I got a call from my Mom. ‘Your dad died.’ My knees buckled. I couldn’t believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom. 

He’d always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys, when I go, I’m gonna be makin’ love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack when he climaxed.

James died in 1992. The pair married each other a total of three times and had a notoriously on-again, off-again relationship.

McConaughey told People:

They were, at times, violent.

As I say in the book, that is how they communicated. They were divorced twice, married three times, I mean, yeah, it was like the Pacific Ocean in a storm.

Death during sex is very rare. The annual incidence of sudden cardiovascular deaths in the US is estimated to be 0.2/100,000 men.

In a heartwarming turn of events, earlier this year the actor attempted to set up his widowed mother, 88, with Hugh Grant’s 91-year-old widowed father.

There's no word on whether romance blossomed, but if we find out, we'll keep you posted.

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