'Storm Chaser' Star Joel Taylor's Mother Still In Dark Over Son's Sudden Death

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Jan. 24 2018, Published 2:34 p.m. ET

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The mother of beloved Storm Chaser star Joel Taylor exclusively revealed to that she is still in the dark over his tragic and sudden death.

"We don't know anything yet," a sobbing Tracy Taylor, 58, told "All I'll say is we loved him dearly."

It appears Joel's death happened far away from his Elk City, Oklahoma home. His family revealed they were getting ready to leave "on the road" to handle his passing.

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According to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office — who covers all 77 counties of the state — Joel was never brought in.

"We monitor the entire state of Oklahoma and it either didn't happen in Oklahoma or it hasn't been reported to us," Amy Eliot of the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office said. "Legally with his age, it would be reported to us. It should be reported to us."

Joel was famous for his series on the Discovery Channel that began airing in 2007 and ended in 2012.

He had a big passion for chasing storms and became a beloved cast member. Joel starred alongside longtime pal, Reed Timmer.

Following his death, Timmer took to Twitter to share with the world the unfortunate news.

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"RIP my best friend and storm chasing partner, Joel Taylor," the meteorologist said. "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."

Joel was 38 years old.

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