Grant Imahara, one of the hosts of Mythbusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, died suddenly today of a brain aneurysm. He was 49.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he joined Discovery’s MythBusters in its third season, replacing Scottie Chapman and was with the show until 2014 when he left with with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The trio would reunite in 2016 for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project which lasted for one season. On MythBusters, Imahara used his technical expertise to design and build robots for the show and also operated the computers and electronics needed to test myths.
His former co-hosts, stunned by the loss, issued these statements online tonight:
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) July 13, 2020
I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant 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.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020
More information will be posted when it’s available. You can read more about his career here.
(Screenshot via YouTube)