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Tony Lara, who appeared on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" in 2011, died on Aug. 8, 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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Sharon Tucker, the mother-in-law of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss, died in New York City on Tuesday after suffering a stroke the day before. She slipped into a coma overnight while hospitalized, according to TMZ. Tucker frequently appeared on the hit show and was known as "Miss Sharon."
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Another MTV alum, Diem Brown, passed away on Nov. 14 following a nine-year battle with cancer. Three months earlier, Brown was filming her eighth appearance on MTV's series "The Challenge" in Panama when she collapsed on set and was airlifted to a hospital in New York. Take a look at other reality show stars who have passed away.
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Former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand, 29, was discovered unconscious and suffering from self-inflicted wounds by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, at her home in New Orleans. She was rushed to the hospital, where she remained on life support until she died on August 14, 2013.