Joe lara, star of the television series of the 90s Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, and his wife Gwen Shamblin Lara, food guru and founder of Remnant Fellowship Church, was killed in a plane crash along with five other people.
A small Cessna C501 jet carrying the group crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee, after taking off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport around 11 a.m. on Saturday May 29, the Federal said. Aviation Administration in a press release to the New York Times. The plane was heading for Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, the organization said.
After the accident, local rescue teams rushed to the scene to try to find survivors, to no avail. They remained there on Sunday, May 30, and recovered several components of the aircraft as well as human remains, according to a statement from the Rutherford County government in Tennessee, posted on Facebook. Everyone on the plane was presumed dead, the Rutherford County Fire Department rescue said.
Joe, 58, and Gwen, 66, are survived by their two adult children from Gwen’s first marriage, Elizabeth hannah, who lost her husband Brandon hannah in the crash, and Michael shamblin, as well as a daughter from Joe’s previous relationship, as well as several grandchildren.