Lara was seen on Deadliest Catch as the captain of the crabbing boat Cornelia Marie, brought in to help Josh Harris after Captain Phil Harris died. Prior to that, he ran his own freighting business. He was in Sturgis to attend a motorcycle rally over the weekend.
Deadliest Catch broke the news of Lara's passing on Twitter Sunday. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine Lara's cause of death.
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