Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor dead: Cause of death, wife, children photos
Joel Taylor, of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chaser series has reportedly died at a rather young age of 38. There are no details about Joel Taylor cause of death.
Joel Taylor’s death is being mourned by his fans across the world who are heartbroken by the said demise of the storm chaser at such a young age. Many of his fans around the world were so much impressed by him and his exploits in the course of the Discovery Channel series that they gave up everything else, every business to be able to watch the supremely popular series.
While confirming his death, Reed Timmer, Taylor’s storm-chasing partner on Discovery confirmed the death saying, “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.”
Elk City-based Team Western OK Chaser while condoling his death said “Our community of Elk City and the Storm Chasing community lost a great guy today…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…The medical professionals are trying to determine the cause…It will most likely be quite a while before the medical professionals have those answers.”
Storm Chasers is a popular documentary reality television series that premiered on October 17, 2007, on the Discovery Channel. Produced by Original Media, the program follows several teams of storm chasers as they attempt to intercept tornadoes in Tornado Alley in the United States. Storm Chasers was filmed each year in the central United States (an area known as Tornado Alley due to the frequency and severity of tornadoes occurring there) primarily during late spring and early summer, the time of the most frequent tornado activity (though some episodes of recent seasons have also been filmed in the lesser-known Dixie Alley in the southeastern U.S.). Several teams of storm chasers appear in the series.
Joel’s Facebook page said he was living in Oklahoma.“Growing up near the heart of tornado alley, Joel had a front-row seat to plenty of severe storms and tornadoes. Always fascinated by these phenomena, he attended the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology,” the bio says.
Reports suggest that Taylor was not married and didn’t have any children. He spent most of his life on the road, chasing the next big thing in weather, which may have not allowed him the time to settle down. Reports suggest that he is survived by his parents and two siblings.