MythBusters popular host Grant Imahara dies at 49 from brain aneurysm

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Grant Imahara, who became famous for his technical expertise in creating robots on the successful Mythbusters series, died suddenly Monday of a cerebral aneurysm at 49 years old.

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news from Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, “said the representative for Discovery in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

The brilliant robotics, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, officially joined ‘The Build Team’ as a replacement for Scottie Chapman in the third season in 2005 and stayed until 2014.

Rest in peace: Grant Imahara, who was known for his technical expertise in creating robots on the successful series Mythbusters, died suddenly Monday of a cerebral aneurysm at 49 years.

In 2016, he found co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci for Netflix’s White Rabbit project, which lasted a season.

Byron paid tribute to his late boyfriend on Twitter with a series of return photos, including one of them, Imahara and Belleci with the caption: “One day, I would like to have a time machine. “

As a member of the Mythbusters team, he “dived into the sky and drove stuntmen” according to THR, and also installed “lights on Star Wars” R2-D2 ”and created“ the Geoff Peterson robot for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. “

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news from Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, '' Discovery spokesman said in a statement to THR.

“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news from Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, “said Discovery spokesperson in a statement to THR.

Memories: Byron paid homage to his late boyfriend on Twitter with a series of return photos, including one of them, Imahara and Belleci with the caption: `` One day, I would like to have a travel machine in the time ''

Souvenirs: Byron paid tribute to his deceased friend on Twitter with a series of return photos, one of which, Imahara and Belleci with the caption: “One day, I would like to have a time machine “

‘I’m at a loss. No words. I have been in two large families with Grant Imahara for the past 22 years. Grant was a really brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also such a generous, easy-going and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I will miss my friend, ”also tweeted Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters.

In addition, he worked behind the scenes on Galaxy Quest, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, AI Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3.

In March, he went viral for building an animatronic Baby Yoda based on Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

'Universally cute': in March, he went viral for building an animatronic Baby Yoda based on Star Wars: The Mandalorian

‘Universally cute’: in March, he went viral for building an animatronic Baby Yoda based on Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Beloved: the brilliant robotics, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, officially joined 'The Build Team' as a replacement for Scottie Chapman in the third season (seen in 2015)

Beloved: the brilliant robotics, who studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, officially joined ‘The Build Team’ as a replacement for Scottie Chapman in the third season (seen in 2015)

“Baby Yoda is universally cute, hands down,” Imahara told CNet. “In the few public outings we have had, everyone is melting. He is a creator of happiness. Everything in it is designed to trigger human instincts. “

In 2008, Imahara opened up to Machine Design to appreciate the “challenge of designing and building things”.

“When I was a child, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the one who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally. he revealed.

“When I was a child, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the one who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally. he revealed; photographed in 2013

“When I was a child, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the one who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally. he revealed; photographed in 2013

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