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Kara Keough’s Father Matt Keough Dies Weeks After Losing Her Son! Kara, Shane & Jeana Keough Pay Emotional Tribute To The Late Athlete And Oakland Athletics Releases Statement!

Kara Keough is mourning the death of her father, Matt Keough, less than one month after losing her infant son, McCoy, during childbirth. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star shared the sad news on social media.

“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,” she captioned a series of photos of the former A’s pitcher over the years via Instagram on Saturday, May 2.

Kara's older brother Shane Keough and mother Jeana Keough took to the social media platform to pay tribute to the former athlete. Jeana simply shared a photo of Matt with no caption.

Shane shared a series of photos of the late athlete over the years via Instagram.

“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.

Shane also took to Instagram Stories to pay tribute to his dad. “I'll always remember the smile. Velcro shoes, clothing with more pockets than necessary, and a life many could only dream of. And of course the mustache,” he captioned by sharing a throwback photo of the late athlete holding him when he was a toddler.

Shane then shared an old newspaper clipping that was dated on March, 17, 1992 with the title, “Keough, Recovering From Surgery, Watches a Replay.” Shane captioned, “At (5) years old I remember this day so vividly and not having any clue then, how  our world would be changed forever. This day sparked change in the game in regardes to the safety of players and fans at ballgames for all time. Being able to go back to this moment now and truly understand the life that came after this day – it makes me smile knowing your done fighting. Your legend will live on forever in time because more change will come because of your story.”

Matt was an all-star former player for the Oakland Athletics. The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough.

“Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” said A’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane, according to MLB. “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. He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family tonight.”

Keough spent parts of seven seasons with the organization (1977-83), being named an American League All-Star in his rookie 1978 season and won American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1980. He also spent time in the Majors with New York-AL (1983), St. Louis (1985), Chicago-NL (1986) and Houston (1986).

He joined Japan’s Hanshin Tigers (1987-90) before serving in a variety of on-field and front office roles with the A’s, Angels and Devil Rays. His father, Marty and uncle, Joe, both played in the Majors.

The news comes after Kara announced on April 14 that she and her husband Kyle Bosworth‘s newborn son died on April 6 after experiencing “shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord.”

“He joined our Heavenly Father and will live forever in the hearts of his loving parents, his adoring sister, and those that received his life-saving gifts,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “May his legacy shine in the form of lifetimes aplenty — lives filled with laughter, compassion, energy, love, and most of all gratitude. May it be said that McCoy Casey Bosworth left this world in a better place, for a better place …. that he made an impact … that he was an answered prayer … that he was a hero.”

Keough reflected on the loss of her baby on April 27 in an emotional Instagram post, which featured a photo of the couple holding onto their newborn shortly after his birth.

“You would have been 3 weeks old today,” she wrote. “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.”

Photo Credit: Instagram