Clark Gable's son refused to pay for his own son's funeral or let him be buried in family plot for disgracing family name
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, 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 on February 22 earlier this year. 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.
Kayley claimed that her father "hung up" on her and sent a vitriolic text message, which she later 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.
Clark's mother, Tracy Scheff said to Daily Mail that drug problems have always dogged the family. She revealed that her marriage with Clark's father John ended over his addiction problems. The bereaved mother also said that Clark's three siblings have had issues with drugs.