Grant Imahara, host of ‘MythBusters,’ dead at 49

Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm

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.

“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.”

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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