Mythbusters co-host Grant Imahara dies at 49

Mythbusters co-host Grant Imahara has died at the age of 49.

The electrical engineer and roboticist was well known for his hosting chops on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project.

The Discovery channel confirmed the news of his death on social media, saying: “We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

The Hollywood Reporter later said Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm.

Imahara co-hosted over 200 episodes of Mythbusters and made robots and other electronics needed for the show’s experiments. He also worked closely with Lucasfilm’s THX division and Industrial Light and Magic contributing a few of the Star Wars prequels, Jurassic Park, The Matrix films, Galaxy Quest and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, reports Variety.

He also made appearances on Drunk History, Battlebots, Sharknado 3, Star Trek Continues and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.

Mythbusters’ Adam Savage paid tribute to the host on Twitter, writing: “Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easy going, and gentle person. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.”  

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