Grant Imahara, Former 'Mythbusters' Host, Dies at 49

14 Juillet, 2020, 08:04 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Grant Imahara, the host of the science show Mythbusters, has sadly passed away.

Discovery Channel confirmed the news in a statement to Variety, but did not provide details of his death.

The electrical engineer and roboticist died suddenly after sustaining a brain aneurysm, the publication states.

"We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant".

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His former co-star on MythBusters Adam Savage said he was "at a loss".

The trio left the show at the conclusion of its 2014 season, re-teaming two years later for Netflix's White Rabbit Project where they investigated heists, weapons and jailbreaks. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family".

Born on October 23, 1970, in Los Angeles, Imahara had a background in robotics and physics when joined Lucasfilm's THX and later moved to its VFX unit ILM. Working with Grant was so much fun. During his almost decade-long tenure, he worked on films in such blockbuster movies as Jurassic Park, The Matrix, The Terminator, xXx and the reissues of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Earlier, Kari Byron, who often collaborated on experiments with Imahara, shared a photo of the pair with fellow Mythbusters colleague Tory Belleci.

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