Tony Lara, ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star, Dies at 50


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.

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