Though they made it their life”s work chasing twisters, Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and Carl Young perished in the tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma on Friday (May 31).
The “Storm Chasers” stars were struck by an EF3 tornado with winds up to 165 mph while trying to research the devastating forces of nature.
Explaining his passion, the late Tim shared on his website, “I”m not sure exactly why I chase storms. Perhaps it”s to witness the incredible beauty of what Mother Nature can create.”
Early Sunday morning, Jim Samaras posted on his brother”s Facebook page, “It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul. Our hearts also go out to the Carl Young family as well as they are feeling the same feelings we are today. They all unfortunately passed away but doing what they LOVED. Chasing Tornado”s. I look at it that he is in the “big tornado in the sky…””