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Did James Donald McConaughey die during sex? Matthew McConaughey memoir says mom 'killed' dad

'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,' the actor shared
UPDATED OCT 18, 2020
Matthew McConaughey (Getty Images)
Matthew McConaughey (Getty Images)

Actor Matthew McConaughey’s memoir, ‘Greenlights’, is coming out on Tuesday, October 20. Among other things, the book reveals a lot of personal details. The Oscar-winning actor revealed that his father, James Donald McConaughey, died when he was in bed with his wife, Matthew’s mother, Kay.

Page Six, quoting an excerpt from his book carried by People, stated: “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.” Matthew's father died in 1992. His parents had an on-again, off-again relationship. They married each other three separate times. And Matthew was conceived shortly after their third wedding. In an interview with People, the actor defined his parents' relationship as “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,” he said.

Matthew married Camila Alves in 2012 and they have three children: Levi, 12, Vilda, 10, and Livingston, 8. He opened up about parenting during the pandemic in the interview. He said, “They have doubled down on their hobbies, creative things and parts of themselves I don’t think they would have leaned into if they were back in school.” He added, “One of the assets of this COVID quarantine is they’ve been forced to be more self-reliant. They’ve been forced to create their way out of their boredom.” He revealed that they have honed their photography skills. Mathew also said, “The only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a father. And it’s remained the pinnacle for me. Being a dad was always my only dream. ... I can’t think of anything being more important.”

Speaking about his children he added: “My hope is that our kids are conscientious and confident and autonomous. ... All three are very, very caring and kind individuals.” He also said, “I can tell you this: I’m happy and confident to say our kids do not question the love we have in our family.”

As reported by MEAWW, earlier in 2020, Matthew and Hugh Grant, tried to set up a date between their parents. Grant’s father, James, 91, lost his wife (Hugh’s mother) Finvola, in 2001. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, as reported by Today, McConaughey shared his excitement about the prospective rendezvous of the two parents and said that he looked forward to it. Matthew told ET: "His father's 91, my mother's 88. They're going out. Next week, they're supposed to meet, and we probably won't see them for the rest of the night." And Grant said: "We did set them up, it's gonna be red hot. [I could get into] Matchmaking. They have to be over 85.."