A former Hollywood star who played Tarzan on television in the 1980s and 1990s was among the victims of the plane crash that left his Christian diet guru wife and five other members of their church dead in a Tennessee lake on Saturday.
Joe Lara, 58, was the husband of 66-year-old Gwen Shamblin Lara, founder of the controversial Remnant Fellowship church and author of “The Weigh Down Workshop.”
A native of San Diego, Joe Lara played the legendary jungle hero in the 1989 CBS made-for-TV flick “Tarzan in Manhattan” and again in the short-lived spin-off series “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures” that aired from 1996 to 1997.
He and his wife, who married in 2018, crashed into Percy Priest Lake moments after take-off from nearby Smyrna, Tennessee along with her son-in-law Brandon Hannah, and longtime Remnant members David L. Martin, Jennifer J. Martin, Jessica Walters and Jonathan Walters, all of Brentwood, Tennessee, authorities said.
All are believed to have perished in