By Ron Howells • 30 May 2021 • 21:36
Tarzan Epic Adventures Actor Joe Lara Dies In Plane Crash Alongside Wife Gwen. image: Pixabay
Tarzan Epic Adventures actor Joe Lara dies in plane crash alongside wife Gwen.
Tarzan actor Joe Lara has reportedly died aged just 58, he and his wife Gwen Lara, 66, were among seven people who are presumed dead after the private aircraft crashed near Nashville, capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The private jet, a Cessna Citation 501, crashed into Percy Priest Lake east of Nashville at around 11 am, shortly after departing Smyrna Airport for Palm Beach, Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board has started an investigation, according to a report from The Wrap.
Joe, who was born in San Diego, California, is best known for playing Tarzan in the spin-off series from 1996 to 1997. He had also played the iconic character in the 1989 CBS TV movie Tarzan in Manhattan.
Beyond his appearance on the small screen, Lara also appeared in such action movies as “Sunset Heat” (1992), “American Cyborg: Steel Warrior” (1993) and “Doomsdayer” (2000).
Joe’s wife Gwen was a renowned diet guru having founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood in 1999 and went on to use Bible studies to help people lose weight and quit drinking.
A press conference over the weekend by Rutherford Country Fire and Rescue confirmed that the search for those on the helicopter had turned into a recovery of bodies.
Capt. Joshua Sanders said: “We are no longer looking for live victims at this point.” The other victims were confirmed via a statement as Jessica and Jonathan Walters, Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, and Brandon Hannah.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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