Reality TV stars who have passed away

POSTED: 10:29 AM PDT Apr 03, 2013    UPDATED: 09:12 AM PST Nov 16, 2015 

"Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" star Vincent "Uncle Vito" Margera, who died Sunday at age 59, is just the latest of several reality TV stars to have passed away.

Tony Lara, Deadliest Catch captain
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Tony Lara, who appeared on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" in 2011, died on Aug. 8, 2015, according to law enforcement in South Dakota and the show's Facebook page. He was 50. Lara died while in Sturgis, South Dakota, for the famed motorcycle rally that takes over the city each August, according to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin. No cause of death was immediately available. Lara captained the F/V Cornelia Marie following the death of Captain Phil Harris, who also appeared on the show. He appeared in six episodes of the reality series, which follows fishing crews working the inhospitable Bering Sea southwest of Alaska.


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