A Television 'Storm Chaser' Is Dead at 38

Joel Taylor starred in the Discovery series
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2018 10:25 AM CST
A Television 'Storm Chaser' Is Dead at 38
Joel Taylor, seen in a 2009 clip from "Storm Chasers."   (YouTube)

One of the stars of the popular Discovery reality show Storm Chasers has died at age 38. Friends broke the news about Joel Taylor on social media Tuesday, reports People. Details on how Taylor died haven't been released, other than it was "sudden" and not believed to be related to storm chasing. He joined the show in 2008, and it was canceled in 2012. One of Taylor's co-stars, Reed Timmer, tweeted about the loss: "We chased so many intense storms, and I wish we could have just one more storm chase." Taylor grew up in Oklahoma and went on to study meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, per USA Today. He and Timmer first gained fame in the 2003 documentary Tornado Glory, notes E! Online. (More storm chasers stories.)

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