Grant Imahara, host of the beloved MythBusters, died on Monday, July 13, in the US (Tuesday, July 14, in Manila) of a brain aneurysm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 49.
“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,” a representative for Discovery told THR in a statement.
Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist, who joined MythBusters during its 3rd season and stayed on until 2014, leaving alongside co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The 3 would reunite in 2016 for White Rabbit Project, a Netflix show.
MythBusters, which first aired in 2003, was science entertainment show where hosts would test – through the scientific method – everything from internet rumors, movie scenes, viral internet videos, and even adages.
Imahara was part of the “Build Team,” and used his expertise to build robots and other electronic components for their experiments. – Rappler.com