For the first time ever, Jeana Keough is opening up about the sudden cause of Matt Keough’s tragic death. The ‘RHOC’ star confirmed to HollywoodLife that the Oakland Athletics star ‘wasn’t sick.’
Jeana Keough, 64, has learned how Matt Keough tragically passed away at 64 years old. “He had a pulmonary embolism,” The Real Housewives of Orange County star EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife on May 8, six days after her ex-husband died. Jeana added that the blood clot was in Matt’s lungs, but the health condition was blindsiding to the former Oakland Athletics player’s family.
“He wasn’t sick,” Jeana revealed. However, there was a big shakeup in Matt’s lifestyle leading up to the MLB pro’s death. Matt, a gifted athlete who loved to take advantage of the outdoors, was not used to just “staying at home” amid the coronavirus pandemic. “He was used to riding his bike 30 miles a day or 20 miles a day so probably the inactivity,” Jeana shared, although she couldn’t confirm what exactly caused the pulmonary embolism. Although Jeana wasn’t in the room with Matt when he died, she could share details of the shocking moment it happened while the baseball star was eating lunch with his girlfriend, Claudia, in his living room.
“He was watching the races. His favorite thing to do every day, he would watch the races,” Jeana told HollywoodLife. “It’s his father [MLB star Marty Keough], something he and his father did from the time they were son Matt was little they would go to the horse races. So wherever we would travel, they didn’t have horse races, we would find dog races. He loved watching competitions.” Matt’s girlfriend had left the living room “for a few minutes” and when Claudia returned, “she thought he might be sleeping and then she realized he wasn’t,” Jeana recalled.
Matt Keough, who was a right-hand pitcher, takes the mound during an MLB game at the Yankee Stadium in New York on Aug. 26, 1978. (G Paul Burnett/AP/Shutterstock)
Jeana has not lost just one loved one, but two. Just four da