Mythbusters host Grant Imahara dies at 49
Grant Imara, the engineer who co-hosted Mythbusters for Discovery and White Rabbit Project on Netflix, died suddenly at the age of 49. “We are sad to hear this sad news about Grant,” Discovery said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. And diversity. “He was an important member of the Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” Imahara died of an aneurysm in the brain, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
After his engineering career in the Lucasfilm THX and ILM departments, Imahara joined Mythbusters during the show’s third season, and in 2014, he left alongside co-hosts Cary Byron and Tory Pelisi; The trio again met the Netflix White Rabbit project in 2016. They were also active in the automated fighting community, appearing regularly in BattleBots in early 2000 with their robot Deadblow and returning later as a judge. In 2018, she hosted Imahara Home of the longer term, a web series co-produced by The Verge and Curbed.
“We are sad to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” said the statement. He added that the host had died “suddenly”, but no further details were provided on the death of the emirate.
“Grant Imahara was an electrical engineer who has dedicated his life to using his skills to make people smile,” the statement said. In addition to hosting “Mythbusters” for 10 years, he was “one of the few operators officially trained for the famous robot R2-D2 in Star Wars” and rhythm engineering Energizer Pony.
Grant Imahara co-organized more than 200 episodes of the series “Mythbusters”, from season 3 from 2005 to 2014. He joined the program after being invited by host Jamie Hyneman and was part of the Build team with Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. Replace Scottie Chapman welder. Imahara is best known for making robots and other electronic devices necessary for experiments during a successful exhibition.
Before heading to television, Imahara worked in the THX division of Lucasfilm and then joined Industrial Light and Magic. He has worked there for nine years and has contributed to films such as the three awards for “Star Wars”, “Jurassic Park”, “The Matrix Reloaded”, “The Matrix Revolutions”, “Galaxy Quest” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines “. ”
He also appeared in “Drunk History”, “Battlebots”, “Sharknado 3”, “Star Trek Continues” web series and Marvel cartoon series “Avengers Assemble”.
reported by nbc