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Entertainment Grant Imahara, 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project' Host, Dead at 49

08:51  14 july  2020
08:51  14 july  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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Grant Imahara , Host of ' MythBusters ' and ' White Rabbit Project ,' Dies at 49 . 8:21 PM PDT 7/13/2020 by Abid Rahman , Katie Kilkenny. Grant Imahara , an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project , has died.

Grant Imahara , a former MythBusters and White Rabbit Project host who earlier worked as a modelmaker for Industrial Light + Magic, died Monday. Imahara co- hosted more than 200 episodes of Discovery’s MythBusters starting with Season 3 in 2005 and remained with the show until 2014.

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Grant Imahara, longtime co-host of the beloved Discovery Channel science series MythBusters, has died, according to multiplereports. He was 49.

"We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant," a rep for Discovery Channel told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday night. "He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Imahara reportedly died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, THR reports.

Imahara -- who spent several years working for Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic -- joined MythBusters during the show's third season and remained a fixture on the series until his departure in 2014.

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Following MythBusters, he served as a co-host of Netflix's White Rabbit Project, alongside his former MythBuster co-host Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.

On Monday afternoon, Byron tweeted a flashback photo of herself, Imhara and Belleci, which she captioned, "Somedays I wish I had a time machine."

After the news of Imahara's death broke Monday night, Byron tweeted another photo of herself and Imahara sitting on the hood of a car while filming an episode of the popular Discovery series.

MythBusters star Adam Savage shared his shock at the news, tweeting, "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 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."

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Imahara's longtime fiancee, Jenny Newman, shared a heartbreaking memorial which included several candid snapshots Imahara.

"I haven't found the words. I don't know if I'll be able to. I lost a part of my heart and soul today," she wrote. "He was so generous and kind, so endlessly sweet and so loved by his incredible friends. I feel so lucky to have known him, to have loved & been loved by him. I love you, honey."

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday. Imahara died Monday at the age of 49. “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.” Along with his “MythBusters” fame, Imahara was known for starring on Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project.” He became popular in Hollywood for his talents in electronics and recently showcased his creation of a fully animatronic Baby Yoda.

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