Actor John Clark Gable and his former wife Lexe arrive at the Nineteenth Annual Golden Boot Awards August11, 2001, in Beverly Hills, CA.
The Gable family plot is located at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Clark Gable remains buried to this day.
Hollywood legend Clark Gable’s son, John Clark Gable, has refused to pay for his own son’s funeral or let him be buried at the Gable family plot, Forest Lawn, for disgracing the family name.
Clark Gable III, the movie star’s 30-year-old grandson, was reportedly found dead in his bed by his fiancé last Friday. According to shocking text messages posted online, his sister, Kayley Gable, tried to call her estranged father to tell him the sad news but she received a hostile response in return.
Actor John Clark Gable and his former wife Lexe arrive at the Nineteenth Annual Golden Boot Awards August11, 2001, in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Kayley claimed that her father “hung up” on her and sent a vitriolic text message, which she posted on Facebook. “I’m sorry for your loss. This is what I want. Cremate him he’s not going in my family’s plot and I’m not paying for anything,” John wrote in a text.
He continued, “All of you use my Father’s name in disgrace and you don’t want me to go to the media believe me. Leave me and my Father out of this drug mess. There are no services on my end. Kayley is to never call me. Sorry for your loss I’m done it’s just that simple. Respect my wishes.”
The Gable family plot is located at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Clark Gable remains buried to this day. In her social media post, Kayley also revealed that her father “tortured us”, “got us high” and “did drugs in front of us as kids”.
“I’m sorry, as my brother is in a coffin I’m standing up for him, as I always have, and the world needs to know the truth. I’m putting this out before you start telling lies,” she wrote. “John F*** YOU!! Your (sic) the one who got us high on drugs and did drugs in front of us as kids and tortured us and especially Clark so I’m going to write a book and let the world know the truth!!”
The disappointed daughter concluded her post with the words, “I’m Disgusted I’m related to you! bring it ON!!!!! your (sic) the druggie!!!!” In addition to the text message, she also posted an old magazine picture of John leaving a courthouse to head to rehab with what appear to be several needle marks on his arm.
Actor Clark Gable attends the 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival screening of ‘Without Men’ at the Egyptian Theatre on July 24, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.