Fans of the reality series “Storm Chasers” were surprised to hear the shocking news about the death of Matt Hughes. Rumors have been hitting the Internet about what caused the sudden death of a storm chaser.
E! Online is reporting that the official cause of death was released. According to police, Hughes committed suicide a few months ago.
After his death hit the Internet, the network released a statement:
“Everyone involved in Storm Chasers mourn[s] the loss of their friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt’s family, and we ask fans to kindly respect their privacy.”
Amanda Matthews, spokeswoman for Cedgwick County Forensic Science Center, confirmed that Hughes’ cause of death was suicide.
“The cause of death was hanging. [First Responders] did an external exam and the individual was resuscitated. I don’t have info of length of stay in hospital but autopsy date was May 27.”
Police in his town received a call about a suicide attempt and found him alive and breathing. Hughes was transported to a hospital nearby but passed away about two weeks later.