John Clark Gable's Girlfriend Found Dead in Their Home

Officials probe mystery death in Malibu digs of actor's son

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 13, 2012 1:06 AM CDT | Updated Apr 13, 2012 1:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Officials are investigating the sudden death of the 41-year-old girlfriend of Clark Gable's son in the couple's Malibu home. John Clark Gable told police that Christiane Candace Lange retired early to bed earlier this week because she wasn't feeling well. He discovered her unresponsive the next morning when he checked on her, and called police, reports ABC News. Police haven't revealed a cause of death. Lange was a makeup artist and hair stylist. Gable, 51, is the only son of the legendary actor, and was born shortly after his father died of a heart attack at the age of 59.

Clark Gable died of a heart attack before his only son was born.
Clark Gable died of a heart attack before his only son was born.   (AP Photo, file)
John Clark Gable said he discovered Christiane Lange unresponsive after she complained the previous night about not feeling well.
John Clark Gable said he discovered Christiane Lange unresponsive after she complained the previous night about not feeling well.   (Getty Images)
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