Matthew McConaughey’s Dad Suffered Embarrassing Death

On a recent episode of Red Table Talks (sounds like Red Talks) Will Smith’s wife, Jada Smith, spoke with Matthew McConaughey and his mom. Here is what transpired:

Matthew’s mother got very, and perhaps too candid about the death of her late husband, Matthew’s father, James Donald McConaughey.

In a clip from this past Tuesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk,” shared exclusively, McConaughey’s mom, Mary Kathlene McCabe, describes the intimate circumstances of her late husband’s death.

“My husband died making love to me,” she says. “And I remember saying, when he fell back, I said, ‘What’s the matter big boy? I wear you out?’ No response, no response, and I’m thinking, ‘Oh my God, something’s wrong.'”

Mary says she then ran across the street to get help from a neighbor.

“And I said, ‘Something’s wrong. Something’s wrong. I don’t know what it is.'” she continues. “I had no idea that it was too much.”

The upcoming “Red Table Talk” episode premieres on Facebook Watch at noon EDT.

In his memoir “Greenlights,” McConaughey revealed that his father died while being intimate with his mother.

“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,” the actor wrote. “He’d had a heart attack when he climaxed. Yes, he’d called his shot all right.”

McConaughey shares other striking moments between his parents throughout the book, including how the twice-divorced, thrice-married couple had a fight that turned bloody but ended with them making love, and how his mom went on extended vacations that turned out to be divorce.

But while speaking about the show, McConaughey revealed that he thinks it’s possible Harrelson is related to him. Actually, Harrelson could be McConaughey’s biological brother, a literal “brother from another mother.”

McConaughey and Harrelson have acted together before, perhaps most notably in the critically acclaimed first season of HBO’s “True Detective.”

Their upcoming Apple TV+ comedy “Brother From Another Mother” is set to be a 10-episode series created by Emmy-award-winning producer David West Read, who is known for shows like “Schitt’s Creek.”

Matthew also shared how his dad’s death in his early 20s forced him to grow up quickly, writing that the father who seemed above the law was no longer there to look out for him. It’s fortunate Matthew didn’t believe he was above the law either. 

“I did a huge amount of laughing with myself when writing,” says McConaughey ahead of the book’s October release. Coincidentally the same time Britney Spears releases her tell-all memoirs.  “I did a huge amount of crying – most of my tears came from being able to go back and feel the love that my family had that my mom and dad had for each other, that they had for us.”

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