- Grant Imahara joined MythBusters in 2005
- He was part of the present’s group for 10 years
- He additionally labored behind the scenes on three Star Wars movies
Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the favored science TV present MythBusters and labored behind the scenes on three Star Wars movies, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel stated Monday. The New York Times quoted a Discovery spokeswoman as saying the reason for dying was believed to be a mind aneurysm. No additional particulars had been obtainable. An electrical engineering graduate from the University of South California, Imahara joined MythBusters in 2005 and was part of the present’s group for 10 years. “Grant was a very good engineer, artist and performer, but in addition simply such a beneficiant, easygoing, and mild particular person,” Adam Savage, one in every of Imahara’s MythBusters co-hosts, stated on Twitter and added: “Working with Grant was a lot enjoyable. I’ll miss my buddy.”
I’m at a loss. No phrases. I’ve been a part of two huge households with Grant Imahara over the past 22 years. Grant was a very good engineer, artist and performer, but in addition simply such a beneficiant, easygoing, and mild PERSON. Working with Grant was a lot enjoyable. I’ll miss my buddy.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020
“We are heartbroken to listen to this unhappy information about Grant. He was an vital a part of our Discovery household and a very great man,” the Discovery Channel stated in an announcement.
He additionally labored on the particular results groups on a lot of blockbuster Hollywood franchises, together with Star Wars Episodes I-III, two sequels to The Matrix, and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines.”
The Discovery Channel stated Grant Imahara was one of many few formally educated operators of the R2-D2 droid in Star Wars. He additionally co-hosted the 2016 Netflix collection White Rabbit Project.
“Heartbroken and in shock tonight. We had been simply speaking on the telephone. This is not actual,” Imahara’s White Rabbit Project co-host Kari Byron tweeted.
Heartbroken and in shock tonight. We had been simply speaking on the telephone. This is not actual. pic.twitter.com/8zE2afcwSu
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) July 14, 2020
Grant stated in 2018 that he was working with Disney to create autonomous robotic stunt doubles.
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