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‘Tarzan’ Star Joe Lara Dies at 58 in Plane Crash


Joe Lara dies at 58 in a plane crash: The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna C501 plane was heading from nearby Smyrna Rutherford County Airport to Palm Beach International Airport when it crashed Saturday morning. Authorities did not release registration information for the plane.

TMZ reported that the private jet, said to be a Cessna 501 took off on Saturday (local time) from Smyrna Airport, just outside of Nashville, and was reportedly headed toward Palm Beach, but somehow plunged into Percy Priest Lake not too long after takeoff. After the accident, fire and other rescue crews were dispatched to the scene but, after an all-night operation, authorities told TMZ that the passengers were killed in the accident.

'Tarzan' star Joe Lara dies at 58 in plane crash

Lara was with his spouse Gwen Lara who was a Christian diet guru. Others were reported to be locals. Lara is famous for starring as Tarzan for a total of 22 episodes where he played the king of the jungle between 1996 and 2000.

He also starred in a TV movie that came out years prior called ‘Tarzan in Manhattan’. He also had done other action-fantasy roles in movies such as ‘Steel Frontier’, ‘Sunset Heat’, ‘Gunsmoke: The Last Apache’, ‘American Cyborg: Steel Warrior’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Tropical Heat’, and more.