Former Storm Chasers star Joel Taylor was tragically found dead in his cabin aboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas gay cruise on Tuesday. Now, just one day after Taylor’s body was sent home to his grieving family in Oklahoma, RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained shocking photos and videos taken by the fallen 38-year-old’s party pals inside the death ship where he spent his final days.
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise ship is one of the largest ships in the world, and also one of the most costly! This photo was taken by a passenger after the ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico – the port where Taylor’s body was removed following his suspected drug-related death.
According to multiple reports, Taylor returned to his cabin after partying the night away. This photo was taken on Monday night, showing the late Storm Chasers star’s last dance party.
The dark vessel, still at sea, seems empty in this photo taken two nights after Taylor died. But it is still filled with party-goers. According to an onboard source, approximately 5,200 men on the ship are still at sea, and don’t return until January 27 to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Many thanks to all of you who have reached out and supported me in the last six months. I want you to know that I am doing great and I will continue doing this well because I want to be doing this for a long, long time,” Newton-John told the crowd before bringing back her character Sandra Dee from Grease.
According to the onboard insider, “She really brought the mood up after what happened earlier in the day.” However, the source also added that, at the time of her performance, very few passengers were aware of Taylor’s death.
In this photo taken on Thursday, it is clear that Taylor’s death did not end the party.
Certizia Ortiz of the San Juan Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to Radar that Taylor’s autopsy and toxicology are completed.
The men relaxed by the pool on the Harmony of the Seas ship on Thursday.
“We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the 38-year-old male guest from the United States who died while onboard Harmony of the Seas,” a rep for the ship told Radar.
“As is our standard procedure, law enforcement was notified and responded to the ship when it arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, January 23. A member of our Care Team is providing support and assistance to his family,” the rep added.
Since Taylor’s death, thousands of fans and friends have spoken out – including BFF and Storm Chasers co-star Reed Timmer, who has been posting photos on social media. “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,” Timmer wrote.
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