CALIFORNIA—Grant Imahara, 49, the former host of the TV show “Mythbusters,” died on Monday, July 13. The reported cause of Imhara’s death was a brain aneurysm.
Imahara was born in Los Angeles on October 23, 1970. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. He worked in animatronics for movies such as “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Jurassic Park: The Lost World,” “Star Wars” and others. He competed in Comedy Central’s “BattleBots” with a robot he built himself called “Deadblow,” which became the third season’s first-ranked robot. He also starred in a few episodes of the fan-made web series “Star Trek Continues,” and recently hosted the Netflix TV show “White Rabbit Project.”
“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,” reads a statement from a representative for Discovery following about the news of Imahara’s death.
Adam Savage, Imhara’s co-host on “Mythbusters” tweeted:
“I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. 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.”