14 July 2020 08:37
Former MythBusters and White Rabbit Project host Grant Imahara has died, aged 49. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara died suddenly after a brain aneurysm. 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. I'll miss my friend. — Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020 Former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has expressed via Twitter he's at a loss over the news."I've been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years," wrote Savage. "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."Imahara's Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project co-host Kari Byron has also responded, posting a picture of herself alongside Imahara and fellow Mythbusters alum Tory Belleci.Imahara was best-known for his work on MythBusters, which he joined in 2005 and appeared in over 200 episodes. Imahara left the show in 2014 alongside his on-screen "Build Team" partners Byron and Belleci and the trio went on to host the shortlived Netflix Original Series White Rabbit Project in 2016.Prior to his work on MythBusters Imahara spent nearly a decade working in visual effects for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic division. Imahara worked as a model maker on a host of high-profile films, including The Lost World, Terminator 3, Galaxy Quest, and all three films in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Luke is Games Editor at IGN's Sydney office