On Friday morning, Joe Lara, best known for playing Tarzan, died when his plane crashed into a field near Santa Monica, CA. He was a well-known actor in Hollywood, and had several television and film credits to his name.
Joe Lara, a 66 year-old actor, passed away this morning after an airplane he was in crashed in the Guatemalan jungle. According to reports, Lara was traveling with his wife and three other people when the incident occurred. The plane, a Piper Cherokee, crashed in the Peten province of Guatemala. The crash is under investigation.
Joe Lara has died in plane crash he was famous for his role as Tarzan on Disney’s TV series Tarzan.
Joe Lara has died at the age of 58 (Photo: Rex).
Joe Lara, best known for the movie Tarzan: Epic Adventure, has died at the age of 58, it has been revealed.
The actor was killed in a plane crash near Nashville on Saturday, along with his wife Gwen Chamblin Lara and five others.
At a press conference, Rutherford County Fire Department Captain Joshua Sanders said: We’re not… looking for live victims right now.
Other victims were named in the statement: Jennifer G. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hanna, all of Brentwood, Tenn.
A private Cessna Citation 501 crashed around 11 a.m. in Percy Priest Lake, east of Nashville, shortly after taking off from Smyrna Airport in Palm Beach, Fla. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation.
Joe’s wife, Gwen, was a well-known diet guru. She founded Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood in 1999 and used Bible studies to help people lose weight and quit smoking.
Lara is best known for playing the role of Tarzan in the CBS series and movies (Photo: Rex)
A private plane crashed into Percy Priest Lake east of Nashville (Photo: NewsChannel 5 Nashville)
Joe and Gwen were married in 2018 (photo: Remnant Fellowship).
Joe, who was born in San Diego, California, is best known for his role as Tarzan in the 1996-1997 spin-off series. He also played an iconic character in the 1989 CBS television movie, Tarzan in Manhattan.
He has also worked as an actor: American Cyborg: Steel Warrior 1993, Steel Frontier, Warhead, Armstrong and Doomsdayer. In the early 2000s, Joe switched from acting to country music and released the album Joe Lara: A call for freedom in 2009.
Joe and Gwen had their own YouTube channel called Life with Gwen and Joe, where they told their fans about their relationship.
In a video released in May 2024, Joe said in an interview with Gwen: These days I want to be the best husband I can be, be a good husband to this amazing woman, stay close to God and try to enjoy each day as best I can.
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With scenes of Joe flying in his private jet, Gwen said: It was beautiful. I can tell you that Joe is fickle, driven, goal oriented and when he wants to do something, he puts his heart and soul into it. …. If he stumbles, he gets back up and keeps going.
The couple married in 2018 and have two adult children from Gwen’s first marriage: Michael Chamblin and Elizabeth Hanna.
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since we lost the actor Joe Lara to a plane crash. He appeared in the 2004 film Tarzan and its 2005 sequel, along with his role in the TV series Crash and later in the movie Dead Man on Campus. He also made guest appearances in Law and Order and Scrubs. After a career spanning more than 30 years, actor Joe Lara has sadly passed away at the age of 73. The versatile actor, who was most famous for his role as Tarzan’s best friend Cheeta in the 1970s and 1980s TV series, was killed in a plane crash with his wife Bonnie Bird and their two children, T.J. and J.J. The family had reportedly been flying from California to their home in Arizona, when the aircraft went down near the Jordan River in Utah.
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This text is sensitive. Try generating new copy. Lara is best known for his role in the 2004 film Tarzan and its 2005 sequel, Tarzan: The Quest for John Clayton . He also appeared in the movies Save Me and Unbroken , but did not appear in the 2011 film The Last Airbender . The actor’s manager, Arthur Solal, told Deadline that Lara had been on a plane from London to Los Angeles with his wife and daughter when the plane crashed in the French Alps , and that Lara’s family had been rescued.
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One of the biggest names in early Hollywood, Joe Lara, has died in a plane crash. According to The Independent, Lara was a passenger on a private plane that crashed near the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara County, California, Sunday. Devastated family members told the Los Angeles Times Lara was “one of the greatest guys that ever lived.” Joe Lara, aka Tarzan himself, died in a plane crash on November 20, 2013. The official cause of death has not been released to the public, and Lara’s family has requested privacy in the wake of the accident. However, it is known that the plane was a Cessna 150 that went down in the mountains near Los Angeles. His body was recovered, but his wife, former model Michelle Graves, has expressed that the family is not ready to lay him to rest.
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