Storm Chasers' TV Meteorologist Joel Taylor, 38, Died While on a Cruise Ship

More details have emerged about what happened to cause the death of the reality television personality.

Meteorologist Joel Taylor passed away on January 23. As he was only 38 years old at the time of his death, speculations about the cause were rampant. And now more details are emerging surrounding the sad news.

We now know that Taylor died while cruising on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.  

An autopsy is being performed on the former Storm Chasers star as an overdose is suspected. "It appears the death could be an overdose and Joel Taylor was consuming controlled substances," an official told TMZ.

“We are so saddened to hear about Joel’s passing," representatives for the Discovery Channel said in a statement provided to Us Weekly. "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.”

Photo: Joel Taylor/Facebook

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