Tim Samaras’ family confirmed the sad news.

Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his partner Carl Young died on Friday as a result of the deadly tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma.

The storm chaser sent out what was to be his last tweet on Friday:

Haunting. These were tweeted earlier in the week:


Mr. Samaras appeared on the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers.”

Discovery Communication’s Twitter account posted the sad news.

As did the Discovery Channel Twitter account:

Friends, fans and  colleagues are mourning on Twitter.


The Discovery Channel is dedicating tonight’s documentary to the three men.

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.


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