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

Brenda Watkins
July 14, 2020

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who became co-host of the TV series MythBusters and White Rabbit Project, has died.

The television personality was 49 years old.

When Craig Ferguson lamented he was the only late night talk show host without a sidekick, Imahara built him a goofy-looking, skeletal robot with a metal mohawk named Geoff Peterson.

The Discovery Channel, which aired Mythbusters and BattleBots, on which Imahara was a judge, described him as "a really wonderful man". "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family", said a spokesperson from Discovery Channel in a statement recorded by Variety.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara "died suddenly following a brain aneurysm". No words. I have been a part of two large families with Grant Imahara within the past 22 years.

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Fans and friends are remembering Imahara not only as a skilled engineer, but also an uncommonly kind and gentle person. Working with Grant was so much fun. "I will miss my buddy".

HollywoodLife has also reached out to Grant's rep for comment.

Before "MythBusters", Imahara worked for nine years in Lucasfilm's THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions. He joined the show after an invitation from main host Jamie Hyneman and was a part of the Build Team with Kary Byron and Tory Belleci. Adam Savage, one of the two main co-hosts of Mythbusters, took to Twitter to share his heartbreak. "I lost a part of my heart and soul today", Newman, wrote in a post alongside four photos. The show ran for one season in 2016. "I love you, honey".

Imahara was born in Los Angeles in 1970 and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in electrical engineering. 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.

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