'Tarzan' Actor Joe Lara Dies In Tragic Plane Crash

Actor Joe Lara Dies In Tragic Plane Crash
May 30, 2021 - 21:30 / Lucas Anderson

Film and television actor Joe Lara was among the seven people killed in a tragic plane crash this weekend. Lara, 58, and his wife, author and diet guru Gwen Shamblin, 66, were both on board a private jet that crashed into a lake near Nashville, Tennessee. Sadly, the pilot and all six passengers died in the crash.

Actor Joe Lara and his wife Gwen Shamblin died in a plane crash tragedy this weekend.

The couple were among the seven who died on Saturday when a private jet plunged into Percy Priest Lake, near Nashville, Tennessee, NBC News reported.

Actor Joe Lara, wife Gwen Shamblin die in plane crash

Along with Lara, 58, and Shamblin, 66, the other victims of the crash were identified as Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters, and Brandon Hannah.

Joe Lara was a film and television star who worked from the 1980s into the 2010s. His better-known work was on TV, where he appeared in episodes of series including Baywatch and The Magnificent Seven. He was also the title star of the 1996 series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.

Actor Joe Lara Dies In Tragic Plane Crash

Lara and Shamblin married in 2018. Brandon Hannah, who also died in the crash, was Shamblin's son-in-law.

Reports say the cause of the crash is still being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. The group on board the flight belonged to Gwen Shamblin's church. She was the founder of a faith-based weight-loss program and the Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood, Tennessee.

NewsChannel 5 Nashville reported this morning that recovery efforts of the wreckage are still underway. Our thoughts are with the families and their church community as they grieve the tragedy.