‘Storm Chasers’ Star Killed In Tornado Hours After Cable News Appearance

By Alex Weprin Comment

The star of the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers,” Tim Samaras, was killed in a tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Friday.

He was killed just hours after he appeared on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” to talk about the severe weather pattern. Samaras’ son Paul and his storm chasing partner Carl Young were also killed in the storm. Denver’s ABC affiliate has more information on what happened.

The trio were killed in the same line of storms that destroyed the Weather Channel’s tornado chasing vehicle, injuring the crew, and caused damage to NBC’s Bloom Mobile broadcast truck.

“Storm Chasers” ran on Discovery Channel for five seasons, finishing its run last year. Samaras remained a regular commentator on cable news when it came to severe weather.