Grant Imahara, who co-hosted Mythbusters TV series, dies at 49


An archive photo of Grant Imahara. (Image courtesy: cine_rocks )

Strong points

  • Grant Imahara joined MythBusters in 2005
  • He was part of the show’s team for 10 years
  • He also worked behind the scenes of three Star Wars films


Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show MythBusters and worked behind the scenes on three Star Wars films, died at 49, said Discovery Channel on Monday. The New York Times quoted a Discovery spokesperson as saying that the cause of death is a cerebral aneurysm. No further details were available. A graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Imahara joined MythBusters in 2005 and was part of the show’s team for 10 years. “Grant was a really brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also such a generous, easy going and gentle person,” said Adam Savage, one of the Imahara. MythBusters co-hosts said on Twitter and added, “Working with Grant was so much fun. I will miss my friend.”

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important member of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man,” the Discovery Channel said in a statement.

He has also worked on special effects teams on a number of successful Hollywood franchises, including Star Wars Episodes I-III, two sequel to The matrix, and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. “

The Discovery Channel said Grant Imahara was one of the few officially trained operators of the R2-D2 droid in Star Wars. He also co-organized the 2016 Netflix series White Rabbit Project.

“Heartbroken and shocked tonight. We were just talking on the phone. It’s not real,” Imahara White Rabbit Project co-host Kari Byron tweeted.

Grant said in 2018 that he was working with Disney to create duplicates of autonomous robot stunts.

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