Grant Imahara, engineer and host of Discovery's Mythbusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Show has died suddenly at the age of 49 from a brain aneurysm.
Castmates Remembering Grant Imahara
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… https://t.co/HrsMsqjDWU— Adam Savage (@Adam Savage)1594698726.0
I just cannot believe it. I don’t even know what to say. My heart is broken. Goodbye buddy @grantimahara https://t.co/HkLYaBK1dw— Tory Belleci (@Tory Belleci)1594703688.0
Somedays I wish I had a time machine. @ToryBelleci @grantimahara https://t.co/o9FRE2l16W— Kari Byron (@Kari Byron)1594683170.0
Imahara joined the popular science experiment show Mythbusters in its third season on Discovery and stayed on until 2014 when he left the show with fellow costars Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. Later on, Imahara, Byron, and Belleci reunited to work together on Netflix's White Rabbit Project. Imahara created robots for the show and operated the computers they would use for testing myths.
Along with the grieving tweets above made by cast-mates during his Mythbusters days, Discovery has also released a statement about the talented roboticist and host:
"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."
Imahara didn't usually take on conventional projects. In fact, he even starred in a fan-made web series called Star Trek Continues. The show meant to serve as an unofficial continuation of the Star Trek series where Imahara got to play Hikaru Sulu: a lieutenant, helmsman, and third officer on the USS Enterprise.
Back in 2008, he told publication Machine Design in a interview why he wanted to become an engineer and create things in the first place:
"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."
During this difficult time, we send our condolences and warm thoughts to the Imahara family.
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