'Tarzan' Actor Joe Lara Passes Away in US Plane Crash

'Tarzan' actor Joe Lara passes away in US plane crash || Photo: Collected

'Tarzan' actor Joe Lara passes away in US plane crash || Photo: Collected

Actor Joe Lara who is famous for his role in the popular adventure movie 'Tarzan: The Epic Adventures' has passed away in a US plane crash in Tennessee.

The 58-year-old along with his wife and five others are presumed to be dead as the private jet crashed into a lake on Saturday, reports CNN.

On board were Lara; her husband, William J Lara; her son-in-law, Brandon Hannah; and married couples Jennifer and David Martin, and Jessica and Jonathan Walters, a spokesperson for the Rutherford County government said in a news release.

The small private jet 501 took off on Saturday (local time) from Smyrna Airport, just outside of Nashville, and was reportedly heading toward Palm Beach when it suddenly plunged straight into Percy Priest Lake shortly after the takeoff.

After an all-night operation by the fire and rescue teams, concerned authorities said that all the passengers on board were killed in the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

Lara is famous for starring as Tarzan in a total of 22 episodes where he played the king of the jungle between 1996 and 2000. He also starred in a TV movie called 'Tarzan in Manhattan', that came out years prior to the hit series.

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.

Lara and Gwen have left behind three children.

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