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'Storm Chasers' Star Joel Taylor Dead at 38

By TheBlast Staff

Joel Taylor — who starred on the Discovery Channel show "Storm Chasers" — passed away suddenly. He was 38.

His death was announced on Tuesday by fellow "Storm Chasers" star Reed Timmer.

"RIP my best friend and storm chasing partner, Joel Taylor," Timmer wrote. "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."

A rep for Discovery tells The Blast "We are so saddened to hear about Joel’s passing. We will always remember him fondly as an incredible meteorologist and driver of 'The Dominator.' Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

No cause of death has been revealed.

"Storm Chasers" aired on the Discovery Channel from 2007 through 2012. Taylor appeared on the show for all five seasons.

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