How did Tim Samaras die? He died doing what he loved. Very few of us will ever get the chance to say that. That still doesn’t mean we aren’t absolutely crushed at his passing.
Veteran storm chaser Tim Samaras, 55, died on Friday after the Oklahoma tornado he was chasing with his son, Paul Samaras, 24, and partner, Carl Young, 45, suddenly turned on them. They were among 10 people killed in the aftermath of Friday’s EF3 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.
It was a horrible accident and a danger every tornado chaser knows all too well. The three tornado chasers knew very well that this could be their fate and so did we, their admiring fans, but it was still utterly heartbreaking when we learned the news they were gone.