Grant Imahara, a former electrical engineer who became co-host of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, has died at the age of 49.
Imahara died suddenly after a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Grant Imahara, host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' dies at 49 https://t.co/j7yhlOekrJ
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 14, 2020
“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant,” a Discovery Channel spokesperson told Variety in a statement. “He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020
Early in his career Imahara worked for Lucasfilm’s THX and Industrial Light and Magic, where he contributed to films such as the Star Wars prequel trilogy, two Matrix sequels and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Imahara co-hosted Mythbusters from 2005 until 2014, and then worked briefly on Netflix’s White Rabbit Project.
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