Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey is facing an online backlash after sharing details about how his father died of a heart attack while being intimate in the bedroom.
McConaughey is currently promoting his memoir, entitled Greenlights, and excerpts from the book tells how his dad, Jim, died "when he climaxed" during sex with Mrs McConaughey.
The Magic Mike star's candid retelling has seen people respond to the information calling the actor "classless" and asking if he'd gotten his mum's permission before sharing the circumstances.
The extract from the book in People magazine reads: "I got a call from my Mom. 'Your dad died.' My knees buckled. I couldn't believe it.
"He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom.
"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."
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The information was not received well by many on social media.
One person said on Twitter, writing: "Is that not something incredibly private? I had no reason to know this. Is that what a grieving son does? Puts his mother's intimacy in the news? What a classless loser."
Someone else tweeted: "What an appalling thing to share."
Another asked: "Did his mother give him permission to share this with the public?"
Many accused the star of sharing too much information while others found the story humorous, with many claiming it was the best way to go.
The star has previously shared the tale on the Howard Stern Show.
The appearance saw the 50-year-old tell host Stern how parents Jim McConaughey and Mary Kathleen McConaughey had an on-again-off-again relationship which lasted almost forty years and included getting married three times, divorced twice and raising three children.