It has just been learned, Tim Samaras, a star of the Discovery Channel show Storm Chasers was one of the nine people who died Friday in the tragic tornados that hit Oklahoma.
Relatives told CNN that, Samaras died while chasing the tornado.
Samaras’ brother Jim posted on his Facebook page:
“I’m Jim Samaras – Tim Samaras’s brother. Thank you to everyone for the condolences. 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…’ We (the family) will keep folks aware of what the funeral estrangements are, but please in the meantime keep Tim and Paul in your thoughts and prayers.”
Samaras was on the Storm Chasers last three sasons until it got canceled in 2012.
Our prayer and condolences go out to his loved ones.