Storm Chasers' Joel Taylor Passes Away At 38

The Discovery Channel star has died.

E! News reports that Storm Chasers' Joel Taylor has passed away. He was just 38 years old.

The sad news was first shared by Taylor's co-star Reed Timmer, who announced his friend's passing on Twitter late on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Posting several photos of Taylor, Timmer wrote, "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."

Timmer continued, "I'll miss you forever, Joel. We lost a legend."

In a post on Facebook, Taylor's storm-chasing team, Team Western OK Chaser, commented on his untimely death. "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," the post read.

At the time of this writing, Taylor's cause of death has not yet been revealed. In their Facebook post, Team Western OK Chaser stated, "The medical professionals are trying to determine the cause," adding, "It will most likely be quite a while before the medical professionals have those answers and when they do then it will be relayed to the family."

Our thoughts are with Taylor's loved ones during this difficult time.