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'Deadliest Catch' Star's Cause Of Death Revealed

8/12/2015 8:20am EDT
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"Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara died unexpectedly at age 50 over the weekend in Sturgis, South Dakota, and authorities now believe the cause of death was a heart attack.

A pathologist performed an autopsy and discovered scar tissue on the fishing captain's heart -- an indicator of a heart attack, Meade County Sheriff told TMZ.

The sheriff, Ron Merwin, says the cause of death will be confirmed once toxicology results are verified.

Drugs and alcohol didn't play a role in his death.

Lara was found Saturday morning at a home in Sturgis where the famous motorcycle rally takes place every ye...
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TV Producer Shot To Death Outside His California Home

7/25/2015 4:21pm EDT
Former 'Deadliest Catch' Producer Killed In Shooting
TV producer Joe McMahon was shot and killed outside his California home on Friday. The former "Deadliest Catch" producer was found lying on the street outside of his property in Pasadena in the early morning of July 24.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of gunfire and found McMahon, 25, on the ground with multiple gun wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

McMahon was an associate producer on several 2013 episodes of the Discovery channel show.

The network said in a statement: "We are heartsick about this tragedy - our thoughts and prayers go out to his fam...
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9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel

8/20/2014 7:00pm EDT
9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel
The one thing about reality television is that for the most part, it is completely unscripted (or so the networks would like us to believe.) What happens on camera is usually a reaction to something another cast member did and therefore, causes lots of juicy ammunition for others to keep the perpetual fires lit. Reality has become a hotbed of catcalls, catfights, bad behavior and image-wrecking scenarios. Still, there are some bright lights in the genre. Some of the best reality show moments have made us cry, held back our disbelief and ran us straight to social media to talk about it with ...
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Check Out The 100th Episode Of 'Deadliest Catch' April 10

3/31/2012 10:15am EDT
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Fishing's fearless are back as "Deadliest Catch" returns celebrating its 100th episode with the season premiere on Tuesday, April 10, at 9 p.m. e/p on Discovery.

Captains Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand (F/V Time Bandit), Captain Sig Hansen (F/V Northwestern), Captain Keith Colburn (F/V Wizard), Captain "Wild Bill" Wichrowski (F/V Kodiak) and returning newer skippers Captain Scott Campbell Jr. (F/V Seabrooke) and resident badboy, hot shot Captain Elliott Neese (F/V Ramblin' Rose) take to the icy Bering Sea searching for their own version of buried treasure – the highly prized Alaskan king ...
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

9/19/2011 7:41am EDT
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Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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'Deadliest Catch' Star Found Dead

2/23/2011 11:30pm EST
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Justin Tennison, one of the stars of reality TV fishing drama Deadliest Catch has been found dead, a year after castmate Captain Phil Harris passed away.

Police discovered the body of engineer/deckhand Tennison in a hotel room in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday; and TMZ.com reports that drugs and alcohol were found in the room.

He was 33.

An autopsy is due to be performed on Wednesday afternoon.

Tennison's death is the second to hit the popular Discovery Channel reality show, about the fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska.

Deep-sea fisherman Captain Harris died after suffering ...
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Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

12/31/2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...
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Three Stars Leave 'Deadliest Catch' Over Lawsuit

9/30/2010 5:00pm EDT
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Capts. Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand and Capt. Sig Hansen are leaving hit Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch after the channel sued the Hillstrands for allegedly backing out of a spin-off.

Discovery sued the two brothers for $3 million over a show titled "Hillstranded." The complaint says "The Hillstrand Defendants determined that they would reverse course, dishonor their promises, and refuse to render the services necessary to complete 'Hillstranded.'"

"We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to conti...
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Patrick Swayze Jinxes Himself In... Today's Links

1/8/2009 7:00pm EST
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Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Hollywood out of ideas: Discovery channel's "Deadliest Catch" to become a movie - The Live Feed

The only thing worse than nearly falling off a ski lift is having your pants ripped off in the process and dangling upside down for all the world to see - Bitten & Bound

Cindy Crawford bans "Hannah Montana" from her home; says it's a bad influence. Just like posing for Playboy back in '98 was - Allie Is Wi...
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