Remembering Timothy Reynolds: The Man Behind the Lights of Yellowstone
Timothy Reynolds was a technician who worked on the popular Western series ‘Yellowstone’ as an electrician and best boy electric. He was also a veteran of the film industry, having worked on many other projects, such as ‘Wind River’, ‘The Lone Ranger’, and ‘Hereditary’. He earned recognition for his passion, professionalism, and skill in lighting and electrical work. Unfortunately, on 24 August 2022, a 15-year-old squeegee worker in Baltimore shot and took his life. He was 66 years old. In this article, we will remember Timothy Reynolds, the man behind the lights of ‘Yellowstone’, and pay tribute to his life and legacy.
Birth, Family, and Background
Timothy Reynolds, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 30, 1955, had Sherman and Ruth Lewis Reynolds as his parents. He went to Highland High School and then worked as a stockbroker for Main Street Securities. However, he found his true calling in the entertainment industry and joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 99 as a journeyman stagehand in 1994. He started his film career as an electrician in 1997 and became a technician, lighting expert, and best boy electric for many projects. He also enjoyed river running, four-wheeler, and dirt biking and explored the natural wonders of Utah.
Timothy Reynolds was an electrician and best boy electric who worked on the popular Western series ‘Yellowstone’. He also had a long career in the film industry, working on many other projects, such as ‘Wind River’, ‘The Lone Ranger’, and ‘Hereditary’. Timothy was respected for his passion, professionalism, and skill in lighting and electrical work. He had a family of his own, with children and grandsons.
Timothy Reynolds was an electrician and best boy electric for ‘Yellowstone’ from the first season until he died in 2022. He also worked on other films and shows by Taylor Sheridan, the co-creator of ‘Yellowstone’. His work respected Timothy for his passion, professionalism, and skill. His family, friends, and colleagues dearly loved him as a great friend and a great man.
How Did Timothy Reynolds Die?
The death of Timothy Reynolds was a shocking and tragic event that caused grief to his family, friends, and colleagues. His loved ones have decided to keep the exact details of his death private. Some sources, however, indicate that a 15-year-old squeegee worker in Baltimore killed him on August 24, 2022.
The Baltimore Sun reported that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. near the corner of North Avenue and Howard Street, where Reynolds was driving his car. The teen, who was later identified as Darius Jones, came up to Reynolds’ vehicle and asked for money. When Reynolds said no, Jones reportedly shot him once in the chest. Reynolds was rushed to a nearby hospital and died shortly after. Authorities captured Jones and charged him with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and handgun violations. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. The reason for the shooting is still unknown, but police have said that it was not related to any gang activity or drug deal.
Many people who knew Reynolds personally or professionally expressed their sadness and respect for him. His wife, Sierra Reynolds, wrote a touching tribute on Facebook, calling him her “soulmate” and “best friend”. She also thanked everyone who supported her and her family during this hard time. Shirley Reynolds, his sister, also expressed her grief and disbelief on social media, stating that she felt “devastated” and “heartbroken” by the loss of her brother. Reynolds’ colleagues in the film industry also honored him and shared their memories of working with him.
In the latest ‘Yellowstone’ episode, co-creator Taylor Sheridan honored Reynolds, describing him as a “great friend and a great man.” Sheridan revealed Reynolds was one of his first hires in filmmaking, emphasizing Reynolds’ vital role in every project.
Kevin Costner, the star of ‘Yellowstone’, also posted a photo of Reynolds on Instagram, saying that he was “a good man” and “a valued member of our crew”. Costner expressed deep sadness over Reynolds’ death, stating that he would miss him terribly. Other cast and crew members of ‘Yellowstone’ and other films that Reynolds worked on also expressed their condolences and appreciation for his work and personality.
Timothy Reynolds was more than just a technician. He was a family man, a friend, and a mentor to many. Timothy was a lover of nature, adventure, and creativity. He was a vital part of the ‘Yellowstone’ family and the film industry. All who knew and worked with Timothy Reynolds will greatly miss him. Many will always remember him as the man who lit up the screen and their hearts. Rest in peace, Timothy Reynolds.