Grant Imahara, Co-Host of Mythbusters and Engineer, Dies Aged 49

Imahara was an influential engineer and roboticist who appeared on a number of popular TV shows.
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Grant Imahara, a trained electrical engineer and roboticist who co-hosted MythBusters, dies at the age of 49. 

Imahara also appeared on a number of other TV shows such as White Rabbit Project on Netflix.

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Imahara died of a brain aneurysm.


Imahara's work

"We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant," said Discovery, a TV company that hosted MythBusters from 2003 to 2016, confirming his death.

"He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

After leaving MythBusters in 2014 alongside co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, the three hosts reunited in 2016 to work on the White Rabbit Project.

Before going on screen with MythBusters joining for its third season, Imahara worked as an engineer at Lucasfilm's THX and ILM divisions. He was also known for being a robot enthusiast and would regularly appear on BattelBots at the start of the 2000s with his own robot Deadblow before later joining as one of the judges. 

Then in 2018, Imahara hosted Home of the Future, a web series led by the Verge and Curbed.

The engineer and TV host will be sadly missed, and his co-workers and friends are equally in shock at his sudden passing. 

"I’m at a loss," former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage said on his Twitter account. "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."

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