‘Tarzan’ actor Joe Lara and seven others have died in a plane crash in Tennessee.
The 58-year-old star was with his wife Gwen Shamblin Lara, and a few others when the private jet crashed into a lake this weekend.
According to the news source, the private jet said to be a Cessna 501 took off on Saturday (local time) from Smyrna Airport, just outside of Nashville.
The jet was reportedly headed toward Palm Beach but somehow plunged into Percy Priest Lake not too long after takeoff.
The rescue workers by Saturday night said they were shifting their operations from rescue to recovery as there appeared to be no survivors.
While an investigation is underway to determine the cause behind the crash.
MIDDAY UPDATE: Percy Priest Lake Small Jet Crashhttps://t.co/G12NI69Trk— Rutherford County Fire Rescue (@RCFireRescue) May 30, 2021
NTSB on scene as lead investigating agency, partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration and local officials. pic.twitter.com/96ywsCe2q4
Lara played the lead role in the 1989 TV movie Tarzan in Manhattan before reprising the role in the follow-up TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.
He also starred in a number of action-fantasy films including ‘Steel Frontier’, ‘Sunset Heat’, ‘Gunsmoke: The Last Apache’, ‘American Cyborg: Steel Warrior’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Tropical Heat’, and more.
He gave up acting in 2002 to pursue a career in country music.