Grant Imahara, the engineer, host, and robotics wizard of the Discovery Channel's science show "Mythbusters" and of Netflix's show "White Rabbit Project" has passed away at a age 49.
Discovery Channel made a statement confirming his death and said "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."
According to The Hollywood Reporter Grant died after a brain aneurysm.
His co-host Adam Savage tweeted about the matter saying he was "at a loss. No words" after hearing the very sad news Savage also said "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."
According to BuzzFeed
Electrical engineer and host of the science shows Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project Grant Imahara is dead at 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.
"We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant," the network said in a statement. "He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
The host's cause of death has not been publicly revealed, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, he "died suddenly following a brain aneurysm."
Imahara began his career as an electrical engineer at Lucasfilm THX in 1993. In 1996, he moved to Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic division. In his eight years at ILM, Imahara rose to the position of lead modelmaker, specializing in robotics and electronic and radio control. He was a chief architect of the technology behind the robot R2-D2 during the development of the Star Wars prequel films and one of only three people in the United States authorized to operate the robots used for filming.