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Medical examiner: Clark Gable's grandson died of overdose

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    This undated photo provided by Bobby Goldstein Productions shows Clark James Gable III, host of the reality TV show "Cheaters" and grandson of late Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable. The Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science says the 30-year-old Gable died Feb. 22 at a Dallas hospital. The medical examiner's office said the cause and manner of death were pending Tuesday. The death was not considered suspicious.

    BOBBY GOLDSTEIN PRODUCTIONS VIA AP

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DALLAS — A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office says an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and the sedative alprazolam. It ruled his death an accident.

Gable died in February. The 30-year-old lived in Dallas and hosted the reality TV show "Cheaters," which featured confrontations with people suspected of infidelity. He is survived by his fiancée and their infant daughter.

Gable's death was the latest in a national opioid crisis that the Centers for Disease Control says claimed 48,000 lives in 2017. The manufacturer of Oxycodone last month agreed to pay $270 million to settle one of thousands of lawsuits blaming it in the crisis.

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