'Deadliest Catch' Star Tony Lara Dead at 50

8/11/2015 3:38 AM PDT

'Deadliest Catch' Star Tony Lara Dead at 50

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Tony Lara
-- who appeared on the hit discovery show "Deadliest Catch" -- died in his sleep Saturday. He was 50. 

Lara was found early Saturday morning at a private residence in Sturgis, South Dakota. So far, authorities have no cause of death, pending autopsy results.

Lara was a crabbing catcher who appeared on "Deadliest Catch" to help Josh Harris out as captain of the Cornelia Marie after Capt. Phil Harris died