Epic Adventures Tarzan star Joe Lara dies aged 58 in plane crash

by Helvine Achieng
June 3, 2021

The Epic Adventures star Joe Lara has died aged 58 in a plane crash.The plane, which was a Cessna Citation 501, smashed into Percy Priest Lake not long after takeoff.No survivors have been found in the private jet crash which authorities said killed seven people including Joe, his wife Gwen Lara who died aged 66 and locals who were all a part of the same church.

Emergency services worked through the night on Saturday before all the passengers were presumed dead.The plane apparently flew out of Smyrna Airport, near Nashville, on Saturday, according to reports.

It's understood The National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation to find out why the plane crashed.The other victims have been named as: Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hannah.The Late Joe and his wife leave behind Gwen's heartbroken grown-up children from her first marriage.

“Our efforts have transitioned from a rescue effort to that of a recovery effort,” Rutherford County Fire Rescue Captain Joshua Sanders said during a news conference.

“We are no longer… looking for live victims at this point.”

Joe was best known for his role as Tarzan but had many other acting credits to his name.

He was in the limelight for nearly 30 years thanks to his high-flying acting career.