Former ‘MythBusters’ Host Grant Imahara Dies Suddenly at 49


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A former host of fashionable science show “Mythbusters,” Grant Imahara, has died abruptly on the age of 49.

In line with The Hollywood Report, Imahara died on July 13. A Discovery Channel representative confirmed news of the demise in a press release offered to the outlet, but didn’t elaborate on the reason for demise.

“We're heartbroken to hear this unhappy information about Grant,” the statement reads. “He was an essential a part of our Discovery family and a very fantastic man. Our ideas and prayers go out to his family.”

Imahara, an American electrical engineer and roboticist, co-hosted greater than 200 episodes of “Mythbusters” from 2005 by way of 2014, becoming a member of in its third season. He replaced welder Scottie Chapman.

He additionally starred in the Netflix collection “White Rabbit Venture” alongside co-hosts Tory Belleci and Kari Byron. The workforce investigated subjects like jailbreaks, superpower know-how, heists, and World Warfare II weapons by means of scientific experiments and builds. The show ran for one season in 2016 and was not renewed.

His longterm associate, Jennifer Newman, shared a heartfelt tribute to Imahara on social media early July 14.

“I haven’t found the phrases. I don’t know if I’ll be capable of. I lost a part of my coronary heart and soul as we speak,” Newman wrote in a publish alongside four photographs.

“He was so generous and type, so endlessly candy and so liked by his unimaginable associates. I really feel so lucky to have recognized him, to have beloved & been beloved by him,” she added. “I really like you, honey.”

Byron shared a photo on Twitter of Imahara and Belleci with the caption: “Typically I wish I had a time machine.”

Former “Mythbusters” host and special results designer Adam Savage, meanwhile, honored Imahara by saying he was at “a loss.”

“No words. I’ve been part of two massive families with Grant Imahara during the last 22 years,” Savage wrote on Twitter. “Grant was a very sensible engineer, artist and performer, but in addition just such a generous, easygoing, and delicate PERSON.

“Working with Grant was a lot fun,” he added. “I’ll miss my good friend.”

American voice actor Matthew Mercer remembered Imahara as a “rare” individual “made from pure love, mild, and kindness.”

“Not an oz of malice within that soul. Intelligence and coronary heart that eclipse a lot shadow. His years of friendship are valuable to so many,” Mercer wrote.

“He would drop anything and all the things to assist a pal, together with our engagement. He put charity and group work as a precedence in so many tasks. He was an inspiration in so many ways, and I’m going to miss that joyful giggle so much. The silliness and adventure,” Mercer continued.

“He was captivated with making tomorrow just a little higher, in ways huge and small. In being a mentor and entertainer, to make others smile together with his presents. His generosity was unequalled. There are too many tales. Too many fantastic reminiscences. We miss you, bud.”

Earlier than making his means onto TV, Imahara worked for Lucasfilm’s THX division and later joined Industrial Mild and Magic. He labored there for nine years and contributed to films just like the three “Star Wars” prequels, “Jurassic Park,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “Galaxy Quest,” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.”

He also appeared on “Drunk History,” “Battlebots,” “Sharknado three,” the online collection “Star Trek Continues,” and the Marvel animated collection “Avengers Assemble.”

Reuters contributed to this report.