November 4th, 2010
05:56 PM ET
There was unexpected news folded into last night’s episode of the Discovery channel reality show, “Storm Chasers.”
After watching meteorologist Matt Hughes triumphantly track down a tornado in the fourth episode of the season, viewers learned that Hughes had passed away in Wichita, Kansas, on May 26.
According to a statement posted on the network's website, he died "due to an injury unrelated to his chasing activities."
Hughes’ “Storm Chasers” cast mate and fellow meteorologist, Reed Timmer, told CNN that “Matt will be forever missed in Tornado Alley.”
Timmer added, “He was a great friend and his passion for storm chasing and meteorology was unmatched by anyone.”
The network added, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt's family, and we ask fans to kindly respect their privacy. A special memorial fund has been established to benefit Matt's two young sons."
To find out more, and to check future listings if you missed last night's episode, head over to the Discovery channel's website.
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