Clark Gable’s grandson Clark Gable III died at the age of 30 in his home in Texas, his family told TMZ Friday.
According to celebrity gossip, the actor, model and TV presenter was found dead in his bed on Friday morning by his fiancé. The cause of death is unclear. Gable’s family did not respond immediately to Fox News’s request for comment.
His mother, Tracy Yarro Scheff, also confirmed death on Instagram.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart, we say goodbye to my beautiful son Clark,” she wrote. “He came by this morning, I will always be with you, my beautiful son.”
Kayley Gable, his sister, shared the tragic news on Facebook.
“My brother has been unresponsive and not woken by his fiancé this morning,” she wrote on Facebook. “I LOVE YOU CLARKIE I’m sorry we can not save you my heart is broken and shattered RIP.”
Gable is best known as the host of the “Cheaters” reality show in Seasons 13 and 14.
Gable’s official website revealed that he began a modeling career at the age of 5 and later studied at the New York Film Academy after completing his first film in Italy. While he was often compared to his famous grandfather, known as “the king of Hollywood” during his reign, Gable wanted to be recognized for his own work.
“Acting in movies – it’s in my blood, and I really want to do it, just like my grandfather,” he said on his page. “But I do not want to be compared with him in any way, because I’m different, I happen to be born in these great conditions, so I feel it’s a great opportunity for what I want to do.”
He called actor George Clooney as a major influence.
“His ability to take on and manage such diverse roles is a real inspiration and a strong influence on me, especially as a young adult model and as a young actor,” noted Gable.
According to his site, Gable was a fervent lover of the outdoors and he gave an overview of surfing, skateboarding, fishing, parachuting and RC aerial photography and drone videography as a few of his passions. He reportedly worked with Hollywood production companies and studios for his drone flight expertise for ‘special film and video projects and sometimes private lessons – or to have some fun between acting projects.’
Gable moved headlines in 2011 when he was arrested for shining a laser pointer on a LAPD helicopter. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
In 2009 Gable was put in the chest during a house party in chic Calabasas, California. TMZ shared with Gable a friend who was harassed by two men when he was stabbed in the left side of his upper body.
Gable said at the time that he demanded more than $ 25,000 in damages.
TMZ reported Gable is survived by his parents, John Clark Gable and Scheff, as well as his sister Kayley and a daughter named Shore.