Grant Imahara, 49, was part of the Mythbusters program that inspired hundreds of entrepreneurs in the early decades of the century.
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Grant Imahara, Moderator of the popular program discovery “Myth of Busters” (“Mythbusters “), passed away this Tuesday at the age of 49. The cause of death is unknown, but media like The Hollywood Reporter have reported a possible brain aneurysm.
We are devastated by the death of Grant Imahara. It will always be part of our Discovery family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends pic.twitter.com/emgq9N257a
– Discovery Channel (@DiscoveryLA) July 14, 2020
“We are broken 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 to his family, “the broadcaster said in a statement.
Before becoming famous in “Myth Hunters”, Imahara worked as a trained engineer at Lucasfilm for almost 10 years in the special effects of titles such as Star Wars or Galaxy Quest.
After leaving Mythbusters created the technology series in 2014 White Rabbit Project in the Netflix.
Adam Savage, who directed “Myth Hunters” alongside Jamie Hyneman, tweeted and mourned Imahara.
I am at a loss. No words. I have been part of two large families with Grant Imahara for the past 22 years. Grant was a really brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also such a generous, easygoing and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I will miss my friend.
– Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020