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Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Cornelia Marie Captain Tony Lara passes away in Sturgis

Tony Lara passed away in his sleep in Sturgis, South Dakota. Tony was a captain that Josh and Jake leaned on, after their father Phil Harris passed away.  Captain Lara was only 56 years old. So far, there is no word on the cause of death, but the story is still developing. Tony Lara was a crabbing veteran, who had his own freighting business. For 10 years, he worked on the Cornelia Marie in the 1990s. He ran the boat for salmon tendering. Tony was a good friend to Phil Harris. He and Phil built the Cornelia Marie into being the crabbing boat that fans came to know on the “Deadliest Catch” series. Read the rest here 12:29