Matthew McConaughey branded classless in backlash over fathers death details – Mirror Online

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Matthew McConaughey has been branded ‘classless’ after sparking a backlash after sharing details of the death of his father.

The 50-year-old Oscar winning star has written his memoirs, titled Greenlights, which is to be released on Tuesday 20 October – and within the pages that details his life, he also shares details of his father’s death.

The actor is the son of late businessman James Donald McConaughey, who passed away in 1992, and former school teacher Mary Kathleen McConaughey (née McCabe).

In his book, Matthew describes the heartbreaking moment his mother called him to break the news that his father has passed away.

Matthew McConaughey provoked anger after sharing details of his father’s death
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An extract form the book was published in People magazine, which revealed the moment Matthew’s life changed forever.

He writes: “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.

James Donald McConaughey passed away in 1992 – allegedly in the throws of passion with Matthew’s mother
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“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.”

While the anecdote has been repeated in the past – on the Howard Stern Show – some fans have expressed concern that the intimate story may cause embarrassment for his mother.

One critic hit out on Twitter, writing: “Is that not something incredibly private? I had no reason to know this. Is that what a grieving son does? Puts his mother’s intimacy in the news? What a classless loser.”

Some fans are concerned Matthew’s anecdote could be disrespectful to his mother
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Another asked: “Did his mother give him permission to share this with the public?”

A further Twitter user wrote: “A little TMI [Too Much Information]. What an ass”, while a further wrote: “what an appalling thing to share.”

Mirror Online have contacted a representative of Matthew for comment.

 

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