Gary Mara

Rugby Player, Athlete

1962 – 2012

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Who was Gary Mara?

Gary Robert Mara was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s. The son of Bob Mara, he played for Balmain Tigers in the 1984 NSWRL season, and for Parramatta Eels in the 1986 NSWRL season.

After leaving rugby league, he worked at his family's pub, the Unity Hall Hotel in Balmain.

Mara died while holidaying with his family in Los Angeles, when he and his daughter were struck by a speeding drunk driver as they crossed a road. The driver, model Cara Cameron, was charged with murder and vehicular manslaughter. In a plea deal Cameron plead 'no contest' to "vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated". She will serve 4 years jail, and pay US$ 100,000 to the Mara family.

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Born
Aug 9, 1962
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
Aug 21, 2012
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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