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
The cause of Taylor's death was not immediately known, according to a post in the Team Western OK Chaser Facebook page. Taylor was a native of Oklahoma.
I was lucky enough to meet Joel a few years ago at Reed’s wedding. He was so kind to me and we got to hang out for a bit during those few days. I snapped this photo of him and that just seemed like who he was. A huge smile. RIP Joel Taylor…you will be so missed. pic.twitter.com/mZI5eHzhKG— Mike Olbinski (@MikeOlbinski) January 24, 2018
Joel Taylor, who starred on the Discovery Channel series "Storm Chasers," has died, according to his friend and co-star Reed Timmer. Taylor was 38.
"I am shocked and absolutely devastated by the loss of my incredible, caring friend," Timmer posted early Wednesday on Twitter. "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," Timmer added. FULL STORY