Mythbusters host Grant Imahara, 49, dies

Grant Imahara
Grant Imahara
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  • Famed electrical engineer and roboticist Grant Imahara has died.
  • Imahara was best known for hosting Discovery Channel's MythBusters.
  • According to reports the 49-year-old died suddenly following a brain aneurysm.


Grant Imahara has died. He was 49 years old.

The electrical engineer and roboticist was best known for his hosting chops on Discovery Channel's MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project.

Discovery confirmed the news of his death, reports CNN, saying in a statement: "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."

The Hollywood Reporter later said Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm.

Imahara co-hosted over 200 episodes of Mythbusters and made robots and other electronics needed for the show's experiments. He also worked closely with Lucasfilm's THX division and Industrial Light and Magic contributing a few of the Star Wars prequels, Jurassic Park, The Matrix films, Galaxy Quest and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, reports Variety.

He also made appearances on Drunk History, Battlebots, Sharknado 3, Star Trek Continues and Marvel's Avengers Assemble

Mythbusters' Adam Savage paid tribute to the host on Twitter, writing: "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."