11:45 AM EDT 08/13/2015
Originally posted 08/11/2015 03:10AM
Tony Lara, who was featured on Discovery's Deadliest Catch, died on Saturday in South Dakota, PEOPLE can confirm.
Deadliest Catch's Captain Keith Colburn Open's Up About Tony Lara's Death: 'It Came as an Absolute Shock'
Originally posted 08/11/2015 05:55PM
When Keith Colburn got a phone call that longtime friend and fellow captain Tony Lara had died in his sleep, the Discovery star couldn't believe the news.
"It came as an absolute shock that he had passed away," Colburn tells PEOPLE of Lara's death on Saturday.
"I know Tony had some heart problems a couple of years back, but he didn't really talk about it much."
Originally posted 07/24/2015 08:45PM
Originally posted 06/22/2015 03:30PM
Amy Majors is joining Deadliest Catch this season as the first woman on the ship's crew. While Majors, 28, is the sole female on board, she's no stranger to the seafaring lifestyle – as a third-generation fisher, she boarded her first vessel when she was only 10 hours old.
"[Fishing's] in my blood," she tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 06:30AM
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Originally posted 06/11/2014 10:30AM
When it comes to the family business of crab fishing in the Bering Sea, captain Sig Hansen couldn't keep his 18-year-old daughter at bay anymore.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 10:30AM
If there's one of Tori Spelling's former Beverly Hills, 90210 costars who isn't tuning into her dramatic True Tori docureality series, it's most likely Luke Perry.
"I think reality TV sucks for the most part," the veteran actor, 47, said when he sat down with PEOPLE last week.
"It's put so many writers out of business and put so many actors out of work that it's changed the face of entertainment. As a guy who has grown up making his living making primetime television – get that reality s––– out of here and give more writers and actors a chance to make shows that people will watch."
Originally posted 05/01/2012 08:45PM
The cameras document the highs and lows of crab fishing on Deadliest Catch – but there are things even the camera can't quite capture for viewers.
"A few things that the camera doesn't see are smells. Smells are the big thing," says Captain Scott Campbell Jr., one of the Discovery Channel show's newest and youngest stars, who describes the stench of dead fish and sweaty, un-showered deckhands as the worst offenders.
Oh, and the true sensation of being constantly thrown up and down by the enormous waves on the Bering Sea is also hard to convey on screen. "The waves, when you're going up and down, 40-feet up and down," says Captain Johnathan Hillstrand. "[Viewers] don't know that feeling."
Originally posted 04/10/2012 02:30PM
The eighth season premiere of Deadliest Catch opens with something viewers rarely see – the fishermen at home.
Wise-cracking tough guy Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand of the Time Bandit shares a tearful embrace with his toddler granddaughter before heading out for another dangerous season of crab fishing. Edgar Hansen watches his kids swinging and laments the quick passage of time.
"The lifestyles we lead on these boats, it becomes such a cycle. I can't believe my kids are as old as the are," says Hansen, 41. "I can't believe I'm as old as I am."
Originally posted 05/24/2011 04:55PM
Are Josh and Jake Harris at their breaking point on Deadliest Catch?
All season long, the ghost of their late father, Captain Phil Harris, has haunted the crew of the Cornelia Marie. Relief captain Derrick Ray, who is helming the boat this season, has been trying to chart his own course. But when low crab numbers caused morale to sink, temperatures rise on Tuesday's episode.
"A lot of the other boats struggled, too," Jake Harris tells PEOPLE, "but we didn't really pan out with what we were trying to do, so it was financially, physically and emotionally a really hard season on Josh and me."
In addition to disappointing fishing, "just showing up back to the boat for the first time without the old man and [having] somebody like Derrick running the boat," was rough on the two brothers, says Jake.
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