Former host of MythBusters Grant Imahara died at 49

At the 50th year of his life one of the former hosts of the TV show “MythBusters” Grant Imahara died. This was reported by Hollywood Reporter on July 14.

Imahara died on Monday from a brain aneurysm.

“He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” said a Discovery spokesman.

Imahara was born October 23, 1970 in Los Angeles. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, and later worked at Home THX (a division of LucasFilm), where he participated in the creation of three episodes of “Star Wars”, “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”. In particular, he was engaged in updating the fleet of obsolete R2-D2 robots for the new trilogy “Star Wars”.

In 2005, Imahara joined the MythBusters team and participated in the project until 2014, where he worked on electronics and robot development. In 2016, he and other former hosts launched White Rabbit Project on Netflix.