Tim Samaras

 

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: meteorologist and storm chaser best known for his field research on tornadoes and time on the Discovery Channel show Storm Chasers who was the founder of a field research team called Tactical Weather Instrumental Sampling in Tornadoes EXperiment (TWISTEX), which sought to better understand tornadoes and whose work was funded in large part by National Geographic which awarded him 18 grants for his field work.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a tornado outbreak

 

Born: November 12, 1957

 

Died: May 31, 2013

 

Location: El Reno, Oklahoma