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'RHOC' Star Kara Keough's Father, Matt, Dies Just Days After She Loses Her Newborn Baby

By Mike Walters

'RHOC' star Kara Keough's father, Matt Keough, has died at the age of 64.

Matt Keough is the ex-husband of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Jeana Keough, and was a legendary professional baseball player in the 1980s.

Kara made the sad announcement on Instagram, which occurred just weeks after the reality star tragically lost her newborn baby boy, McCoy.

"Daddy, please take care of my son. Teach him the circle changeup and how to find forever friends. You’re on grandpa duty in heaven now. Xoxo, Hammerhead," Kara posted on IG alongside a montage of photos and videos of her father.

Matt Keough Made Several Appearances On 'Real Housewives Of Orange County'


Keough's son, Shane, confirmed the heartbreaking news on his social media saying he will be comforted by the fact that his father will now be in heaven with Kara's baby.

“My favorite place was always on your shoulders. It makes me smile knowing McCoy will be there with you; right there on your shoulders. It wasn’t always perfect but I wouldn’t change it for the world. You taught me more than you’ll ever know and I hope that I make you proud. Kick back and enjoy the eternal sunshine. Till I see you again - I love dad," he wrote.

Matt Keough was a professional baseball player who pitched in the Oakland A's organization and made several appearances on the famed reality show.

The 'RHOC' Star Pitched In The MLB For The Oakland A's

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In his later years, Keough worked in the A's front office under renowned executive Billy Beane. Beane was immortalized by Brad Pitt in the feature film, 'Moneyball."

“Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” the team’s executive vice president of baseball operations, Billy Beane, said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.

“He had an incredible passion for the game and we were lucky to have him and his wealth of knowledge alongside us for the years he worked as a special assistant, Beane said in a statement.

He continued, "He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family tonight.”

His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Kara Keough's Fathers Death Comes Just Weeks After Losing Her Newborn Baby


As we reported, Kara Keough just lost her newborn baby boy -- McCoy -- who passed away after having issues during the child birth.

Word of Matt's death came on the heels of Kara marking the 3-week anniversary of her child's death, posting a picture of her family, with the message, "You would have been 3 weeks old today. You would be “waking up” and showing us more of you. I would be getting the hang of being a mom of two. My milk would be regulating to your schedule. Your sister would be asking questions about your belly button and you would have peed on her at least once by now. Daddy would be sending texts to his football buddies about how our giant baby boy could probably already out-lift them. We would be laughing that you never fit into newborn diapers, not even for one day. I’d be exhausted, leaking, and happy. Instead... we’re missing you."

The 'RHOC' star added, "To all my fellow “instead” mamas.... thank you for reminding me that we’re not alone and that we can survive this. He didn’t, but we have to. And we will."


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