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Grant Imahara, host of 'Mythbusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' has died

Grant Imahara Mythbusters Co Host And Animatronics Legend Has Died Aged 49 MythBusters host Grant Imahara dies at 49
Hannah Rogers | 14 July, 2020, 11:10

Tributes are flowing following the sudden death of former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara on Monday at the age of just 49.

Imahara, who trained as an electrical engineer and roboticist, died following a brain aneurysm, according to The Hollywood Reporter Monday. However, it wasn't until he began his tenure on season three of Discovery Channel's MythBusters alongside co-stars Kari Byron, Adam Savage, and Tory Belleci that he would become a household name that would help educate the masses.

"I'll miss my friend", he added.

"We're pleased to hear that sad information about Grant", Discovery stated in announcement to TV Guide. "He was an important part of our Discovery family and 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.

Another of the shows' stars, Tory Belleci, said: "I just can not believe it". Nearly a decade after, the trio left the series together in 2014, simply to return for Netflix's 10-episode chain White Rabbit Project.

Former longtime Mythbusters host Adam Savage tweeted tonight: "I'm at a loss".

Imahara is lived with his own spouse, costume designer Jennifer Newman, who published a tribute to Twitter.

After graduating from the University of Southern California with an electrical engineering degree, Imahara joined Lucasfilm as an engineer. "I lost a part of my heart and soul today", Newman shared on Twitter.

"I haven't found the words. I'll miss my friend", he posted. "He had been generous and kind, therefore endlessly pleasant and so adored by his awesome buddies".

Over nine years, Imaraha was involved in a host of blockbusters, from the Star Wars prequel trilogy, to Jurassic Park movies and The Matrix movies.

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