Mythbuster host Grant Imahara died, according to a statement from the Discovery Channel.
He was 49 years old.
A statement from Discovery sent to CNN said:
“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.”
However, no cause of death reported.
What Is Mythbuster?
Mythbuster is a science show on the Discovery Channel.
It is a show where the hosts scientifically put to the test if a myth is fact, plausible, or fiction.
In the beginning, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman originally hosted the show.
Later, Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron joined the duo.
Discovery canceled the show.
It lasted 17 seasons and 296 episodes.
Lastly, Imahara is also in Netflix’s White Rabbit Project.
He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.
Hence, he is one of Hollywood’s electronics and animatronics guy.
Discovery Channel added:
“Imahara was an electrical engineer, (he) dedicated his life to using his skills to make people smile.
“Beyond his time with the Discovery family, Grant was one of the few.
“(He) officially trained operators for famed droid R2-D2 within the Star Wars universe
“(Also) he engineered the Energizer Bunny’s iconic rhythmic beat.”
He Will Be Missed
Former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage said he will be missed.
In summary, Savage tweeted:
“I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant over the last 22 years.
Grant (Imahara) 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.”
Meanwhile, Byron, his other co-host, wrote in a tweeted:
“Heartbroken and in shock tonight. We were just talking on the phone. This isn’t real,”
Besides, Byron and Imahara hosted White Rabbit Project.