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20/10/2020 8:20 AM AEDT | Updated 23/10/2020 10:47 AM AEDT

Matthew McConaughey Reveals Dad Died While Having Sex With His Mum

"Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mum," the Oscar winner wrote in his new memoir.

Matthew McConaughey has shared details of his parents’ volatile relationship ― and how it came to an end.

The Oscar winner revealed in his new memoir ‘Greenlights’ that his father, James McConaughey, died while having sex with his mother, Kay. It was just how his dad predicted, the actor recalled.

“I got a call from my Mum. ‘Your dad died.’ My knees buckled,” McConaughey wrote in an excerpt shared by People. “I couldn’t believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mum. 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.”

The ‘Beach Bum’ actor, who was born after his parents married each other for the third time, characterised their bond as “the Pacific Ocean in a storm.”

“They were, at times, violent,” he told People. “As I say in the book, that is how they communicated.”

His father died in 1992. His mother is now 88.

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Matthew McConaughey with his wife Camila Alves and mother Kay McConaughey in 2014.