14 July 2020 14:39
GRANT Imahara has sadly passed away at 49. He had a brain aneurysm on Monday July 13, 2020 - his death was sudden and unexpected. 2 Grant Imahara died of a brain aneurysm at 49 Credit: Rex Features Who was MythBusters presenter Grant Imahara? Grant was known for being an exceptionally skilled roboticist. He was born in Los Angeles and went on to study electrical engineering at the University of Southern California.
After graduating he worked for nine years at Lucasfilm and eventually became their chief model maker. 2 Grant was best known for his work on MythBusters Credit: Discovery Channel How did he die? Grant died of a brain aneurysm on Monday July 13, 2020 and many have paid tribute to the star. A Discovery rep told The Hollywood Reporter: "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". Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage tweeted: "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." Grant's other friends and colleagues have shared their heartbreak, including Kari Byron who Tweeted: "Sometimes I wish I had a time machine". What TV shows was he on? His credits include work on the following films: George Lucas' Star Wars prequels, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, Van Helsing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machine. Next, Grant appeared in Comedy Central's BattleBots with his own robot creation - it won two battles. Then Grant became a co-host for Discovery's MythBusters, which is the part of his career that he'd gone on to be most remembered for. Most read in TV & Showbiz 'WE LOVE YOU' Kelly Preston's last Instagram post was tribute to husband John Travolta BECK OF A FORTUNE Meet Brooklyn Beckham's billionaire future in-laws as he gets engaged TRIPLE TRAGEDY How Kelly Preston helped Travolta over death of 1st love & shock loss of son Spoiler CORRIED AWAY Corrie's Yasmeen in shock collapse after Geoff's ex wife visits her in prison 'we're over' James Argent cruelly branded Gemma Collins 'a hippo' & 'fat f***' before split Exclusive 'very upsetting' Katie Price's fury as ex Dwight Yorke 'ignores' critically ill son Harvey In an old interview with Machine Design, Grant explained his love of engineering. "I liked the challenge of designing and building things, figuring out how something works and how to make it better or apply it in a different way. "When I was a kid, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the guy who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally."