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Clark Gable’s son’s girlfriend found dead in Malibu home

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ABC is reporting that Clark Gable’s son’s girlfriend was found dead in the couple’s Malibu home Wednesday morning. The cause of death is unknown, and the LA County Coroner’s Office says there is no reason to suspect foul play.

John Clark Gable, 51, is the only son of the Hollywood legend, known for such roles as Rhett Butler in “Gone with the Wind” (“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”) The younger Gable’s partner, 41-year-old Christiane Candice Lange, was a make-up artist and hairdresser who specialized in professional makeovers, according to ABC.

Authorities told KABC “that Lange told Gable she wasn’t feeling well before going to bed Tuesday night. When Gable checked on her about 10 a.m. the next day, he was unable to rouse her.”

In January, Clark Gable's grandson, Clark Gable III, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for pointing a laser at a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter.