Former Oakland A Launcher and “Real Housewives of Orange County” Star Matt Keough is dead. His former team announced that Matt died on Saturday. The team did not reveal the cause of death. Matt has pitched for Oakland for 7 seasons. He has received notable awards … 1978 Rookie of the Stars, 1980 American League player of the year. In addition to Oakland, Matt introduced the Cardinals, Cubs, Astros and Yankees. Matt was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in ’81 with the other “Five Aces” … 4 other A’s members. After baseball, Matt ventured into reality TV with his wife at the time, Jeana … They were members of the cast on “Real Housewives of Orange County”. They married in 1984 and separated 20 years later. Despite the separation, they continued to live together during the first seasons of “RHOC”. Matt had his share legal trouble. He accumulated 2 DUIs … the second of which earned him a one-year prison sentence. Interesting … Jeana testified on behalf of Matt, even though their marriage was over, asking the judge to give him probation. It’s particularly tragic for the family… a few weeks ago, their daughter, Kara, had a son who died of complications from childbirth … shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord.
Kara posted a tearful message … “Dad, please take care of my son. Teach him to change the circle and find friends forever. You have a grandfather duty in paradise now. Xoxo, Hammerhead. “ Matt leaves 3 children. He was 64 years old. TEAR
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