"I was shocked and incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and fellow Capt., Tony Lara, today," Colburn posted on Saturday
. "I knew Tony long before there was a Deadliest Catch
, and I had the pleasure of working an opie season with him on the Wizard many years ago. He was an incredible chief, a great captain, and an even better friend. Rest easy, Tony; you will be missed."