Tony Lara, who has appeared as a ship captain on the “Deadliest Catch” has died in Sturgis, South Dakota, during its famous motorcycle rally, according to the Associated Press.
Lara, 50, died early Saturday morning at a private residence. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin told AP that he’s waiting on autopsy results to determine the cause of Lara’s death.
A post on the Discovery website describes Lara as a veteran crab catcher. He appeared on the show at the helm of a boat called the Cornelia Marie.
Yesterday we lost a member of the Catch Family. May you RIP Captain Tony Lara! pic.twitter.com/swLleyVUlr
— Deadliest Catch (@DeadliestCatch) August 9, 2015