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We Now Know How Reality Star Joel Taylor Died

Over five months ago we were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Storm Chaser’s reality star Joel Taylor. The Discovery Channel personality was found dead in his cabin aboard a gay Royal Caribbean cruise, Harmony of Seas, as it was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The night Taylor died, he had reportedly collapsed on the dance floor of the ship after having consumed a large amount of drugs. He was taken to his room to rest but was never monitored. He was found dead the next morning. Taylor was 38 years old.

Last week, the toxicology report obtained by The Blast indicated that Taylor had, indeed, died of an accidental drug overdose. The Bureau of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico determined that Taylor’s body had a fatal mix of MDMA (ecstasy), Zolpidem (Ambien), ketamine (an anesthetic), and MDA (a psychedelic amphetamine).

Joel Taylor’s body was laid to rest in his hometown of Elk City, Oklahoma back in late January.

h/t: The Blast