Grant Imahara, the engineer who co-hosted Mythbusters for Discovery and White Rabbit Project on Netflix, has died at the age of 49 from a brain aneurysm. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Discovery said:

“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.”

After a career as an engineer at Lucasfilm’s THX and ILM divisions, Imahara joined Mythbusters in the show’s third season but left in 2014 alongside co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.

However, the trio later reunited for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project in 2016. Imahara was also active in the robot combat community, regularly appearing on BattleBots in the early 2000s with his robot Deadblow and later returning as a judge.

Former Mythbusters co-hosts Adam Savage and Kari Byron, as well as the late Imahara’s wife Jenny Newman, tweeted:


 

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