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Who Was Yellowstone's Timothy Reynolds?

The recently-premiered fifth season of the Paramount Network's neo-western series "Yellowstone" has certainly upped the ante on events. John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is now not only the owner of the largest ranch in the United States, but the governor of the state of Montana, and is learning that balancing the duties of the two jobs is a challenge.

His progeny, meanwhile, from Kayce (Luke Grimes) to Beth (Kelly Reilly) deal with their own emotional and psychological challenges, including long-standing grudges and memories of dead loved ones. Viewers can expect the drama to continue to build as the season continues.

The season's fifth episode, "Watch 'Em Ride Away," also included a short tribute to a "Yellowstone" family member. As credits began to roll at the episode's end, a title card was shown reading, "In memory of Timothy Reynolds." But this was not the first time that Reynolds' name showed up in the credits to "Yellowstone." In fact, he was there in the very first episode, and in an absolutely essential role.

Timothy Reynolds was a longtime crew member on Yellowstone

Timothy Reynolds worked as an electrician and best boy on "Yellowstone," meaning he was a senior electrician and primarily responsible for setting up lights (via IMDb). He tragically passed away on August 24, 2022, at the age of 66. His family has not publicly released the cause of his death.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1955, Reynolds initially worked as a stockbroker before realizing his true calling was working in film and television. In 1994 he joined the stagehands and crew union International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). In 1997 he received his first credit when he worked as an electrician on a TV movie called "Not in this Town." He also worked on films such as "Meet the Deedles," "John Carter," and "Hereditary," and he worked tech for the 2002 Winter Olympics in his native Salt Lake City (via Cinemaholic)

Reynolds worked on "Yellowstone" for a total of 31 episodes, once calling it his dream job on his Instagram and only stopping after the second episode of the show's fourth season. He is survived by his wife Sierra, his sister Shirley, three sons, a daughter, a stepson, and several grandchildren.