Storm Chaser: Discovery Star Joel Taylor Dies Suddenly At 38
Joel Taylor who is known mostly for chasing storms on Discovery Channel‘s “Storm Chasers” has died suddenly much to the surprise of his family and friends.
Taylor is believed to have died on Tuesday and the cause of death is still unclear but its said to not be related to storm chasing.
Friends and family are quite devastated about his death and have taken to social media to show their dismay.
His co-star and best friend, Reed Timmer, wrote on Twitter: “I am shocked and absolutely devastated by the loss of my incredible, caring friend. We chased so many intense storms, and I wish we could have just one more storm chase. I’ll miss you forever, Joel.”
RIP my best friend and storm chasing partner, Joel Taylor. I am shocked and absolutely devastated by the loss of my incredible, caring friend. We chased so many intense storms, and I wish we could have just one more storm chase. I'll miss you forever, Joel. We lost a legend pic.twitter.com/htN45t8wik
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) January 24, 2018
Team Western OK Chaser,which based in Oklahoma, shared an image of Joel adding
“Our community of Elk City and the Storm Chasing community lost a great guy today. Joel Taylor was truly an inspiration to myself and many who knew him.
“He was one of the most level headed chasers on the roads and truly a classy guy outside of chasing.
“He didn’t chase for the glory he chased because he had a true passion for storms. “
“In the last few years he’d load up with his dad and go chase and not even take a camera.
“Our hearts are hurting for his mom Tracy and dad Jimmy along with his brother and sister and their children.
“Please know you are in our prayers. RIP Joel.”
I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing of Joel Taylor. My heart goes out to his parents. Long before his Discovery fame, Joel and his parents accompanied us on a trip to Hawaii while we taped our show Atmosphere’s. His passion for tornadoes was infectioushttps://t.co/tXUiUF5aUo
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) January 24, 2018
— RobertHahnVNL (@RobertHahnVNL) January 24, 2018
What?!? @jctsooner died today! So sad to hear this news. That's it… I'm watching Discovery's Storm Chasers Season 1 in honor of Joel Taylor! Man… my heart goes out to Joel's family and friends. Anyone know the cause of death?
— Dan Skoff (@weatherdan) January 24, 2018
Joel was obviously much loved and will be missed by many. Rip Joel Taylor!