The American actor Joe Lara, the star of the film ‘Tarzan in Manhattan’ (1989) and of the TV series ‘Tarzan – The great adventure’ (1996-1997), died on Saturday 29 May, at the age of 58, with his wife and five other people in a small jet crash near Nashville. This was reported by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, citing the federal authorities of the State of Tennessee. A Cessna C501 crashed in Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee after taking off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport around 11 am, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane was bound for Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. Rutherford County Rescue Teams worked through the night between Saturday and Sunday but no survivors were found. “Our efforts have gone from the initial hope of rescue to the recovery of the corpses,” said a spokesperson who coordinated the rescue. Also on board was the actor’s wife, Gwen Shamblin Lara, 66, author and guru of the Christian-inspired diet ‘The Weigh Down Workshop’ and Remnant Fellowship Church. The couple married in 2018. Born in San Diego, California on February 2, 1962, William Joseph Lara began his career as a model before landing, as a debutante, the lead role in the 1989 CBS film “Tarzan in Manhattan. “, which saw the king of the jungle in action in New York. He then played the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in the TV series “Tarzan – The Great Adventure”. Joe Lara has also appeared in action films such as “Midnight Target” (1992), “The Warrior of Steel” (1993), “Final Equinox” (1995) and “Judgment Day” (2000) and in series tv including “Baywatch” and “Conan”. The couple lived in Brentwood, Tennessee. The actor leaves his daughter Liana.