Joel Taylor was a meteorologist known for the show "Storm Chasers."
Discovery Channel reality star Joel Taylor is being reported to have died aboard a chartered cruise on Tuesday according to TMZ.
Taylor, 38. was found unresponsive in his cabin on the Atlantis Events chartered Royal Caribbean ship Harmony of the Seas after it docked in San Juan Puerto Rico. The cruise was scheduled to go from Ft. Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean from January 20-27, 2018.
Funeral Director Richard Duggar II speaking on behalf of his family confirmed his passing, "We can confirm that Joel Taylor has passed away while on a cruise. The cause of the death has not yet been determined. We ask for your understanding during this difficult time and your respect for the family while they deal with the loss of their son. "
The official cause of death is still to be announced, but TMZ says they have been in contact with "Law enforcement sources" who can only speculate at this time.
Fellow storm chaser Reed Timmer tweeted about the loss of his co-star and friend:
"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"
This is a developing story we will update it once more is revealed.