Tarzan: The Epic Adventures actor Joe Lara dies in horror plane crash

Tarzan: The Epic Adventure actor Joe Lara has died aged 58 in a plane crash.

The star was travelling alongside his wife Gwen Shambling Lara and five other people near Nashville when the incident took place.

A press conference over the weekend by Rutherford Country Fire and Rescue confirmed that the search for those on the helicopter had turned into a recovery of bodies.

Capt. Joshua Sanders said: "We are no longer looking for live victims at this point."

The other victims were confirmed via a statement as Jessica and Jonathan Walters, Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, and Brandon Hannah.

They were all from Brentwood, Tennessee.

Joe became a household name in 1989 after landing the lead role of Tarzan in CBS TV film Tarzan in Manhattan.

He reprised the role for two years in 1996 for a spin-off TV series.

Away from his role of Tarzan, Joe had an impressive career.

In 1993 the appeared in American Cyborg: Steel Warriors, Warhead, Armstrong and Doomsdayer.

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At the turn of the millennium he tried his hand at singing and launched a country music career.

He released an album Joe Lara: The Cry of Freedom in 2009.

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