LOS ANGELES (AP) – Grant Imhara, a longtime host of the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters”, died of a brain aneurysm, the network said on Tuesday.
Imhara died on Monday at the age of 49.
“We are shocked to hear this sad news about Grant,” the network said in a statement. “He was an important part of our Discovery family and a truly wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. “
With her “Mythbusters” fame, Imhara was known for starring in Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project”. He became popular in Hollywood for his talent in electronics and recently performed the creation of Baby Yoda, a fully animatronic.
Discovery said on its website that Imhara dedicated her life to using her skills to make people laugh. The network stated that he was one of the few trained operators for the famous R2-D2 droid from the Star Wars franchise and beat the popular rhythm of Energizer Bunny.
Former “Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage gave a heartfelt message about Imrah on social media.
“I’m at a loss. No words,” Savage on Twitter. “I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imhara over the last 22 years. Grant was truly a brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but just so generous , Was also a smooth and gentle person. It was so fun to work with Grant. I will miss my friend. “
Kari Byron and Tory Belesi were co-hosts with Imhara on “Mythbusters” and “White Rabbit Project”. Both said that they are shocked and shocked by the recent death of their colleague and friend.
“Heartbroken and in shock tonight.” We were just talking on the phone. This is not real, ”Brian said on Twitter. She posted a series of pictures of Imrah and stated that the two had only a phone conversation.
“I just can’t believe it,” Bellesi said. “I don’t even know what to say. My heart is broken. Bye friend