MythBusters and White Rabbit Project host Grant Imahara dies at 49
Imahara joined the popular Discovery show in 2005 and remained until 2014, co-hosting more than 200 episodes.
MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara has died, according to multiple media reports. He was 49 years old.
He was part of the Build Team with Kari Byron and Tory Belleci on the popular science show hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
A representative for Discovery released this statement on Monday (Jul 13): "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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm.
Imahara joined the show in the third season in 2005 and remained until 2014, co-hosting more than 200 episodes.
Two years later, in 2016, he reunited with Byron and Belleci on Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, which ran for one season.
Savage tweeted on Monday evening about Imahara’s death: "I’m at a loss. No words." He called Imahara "a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON."
Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist by training. He spent nine years at Lucasfilm’s THX, including some time at Industrial Light and Magic where he worked on several blockbusters including the Star Wars prequels, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, AI Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines.