A passenger aboard the Atlantis cruise where Storm Chasers star Joel Taylor died was rushed to the hospital with what's being called a "chemical incident."
On Monday evening, Taylor, 38, reportedly fell unconscious after consuming GHB, ecstasy, and cocaine aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. He was taken by two friends to his cabin, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.
The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation into the death and the presence of drugs on the ship: According to TMZ, several people were arrested on drug charges before the boat left Fort Lauderdale.
Porn star couple Jesse Jackman and Dirk Caber were also aboard the Harmony. An unconscious Caber was hospitalized the night of Taylor’s death. Gay Daily Hot News (NSFW) reports “Dirk and Jesse had a fight, causing Dirk to get drunk and pass out, only to later discover he had pneumonia, forcing the couple to leave the ship for a Puerto Rico hospital.”
This wouldn't be the first time a drug overdose has taken the life of a passenger aboard an Atlantis cruise: In 2009, 46-year-old Spencer Yu died aboard The Mariner of the Seas. In 2011, a passenger was arrested for selling large quantities of ecstasy, meth, ketamine and other drugs on the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, where there were reportedly more than half-dozen overdoses.
The Harmony of the Sea, which sailed from Ft. Lauderdale on January 20, is scheduled to return on January 27.