Updated: 05/22/2018 10:21 AM | First Published: 05/19/2018 02:36 PM

Tyler "Flip" Priddy died before the premiere of Street Outlaws S1. How did we lose him?

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Tyler Gene Priddy aka Flip was an Oklahoma based street racer who became a part of ‘Street Outlaws’ in the first season in 2013.

However, the racing world witnessed a great tragedy the same year following Flip's speculated suicide case.

He was born on November 30, 1981, in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Gene Flip and Glenda Beckham.

He earned his spot in the Discovery reality series, Street Outlaws, in 2013 after defeating many others in the selection race.

A muscle car fanatic, he started his racing career with a Mustang and later switched to 1980 Chevy El Camino.

He named his highly modified 1980 Chevy El Camino, "The Old Slut." It was called so because of its mismatched parts which he borrowed, begged and even stole.

On May 28, 2013, Flip was found dead at his home in Yukon, Oklahoma, at the age of 31.

The actual cause of Flip's tragic death is still unknown to the world. But, many suspect that he committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot. 

Following his death, Chris Day aka KamiKaze adopted his car in honor of his late friend which he named “Elco.”

Flip was married to Morgan Amber Priddy, with whom he had four children.