‘Mythbusters’ host Grant Imahara has passed away, aged 49

Former Mythbusters television host Grant Imahara has tragically passed away. The TV personality was also a very accomplished electrical engineer and roboticist who had become a familiar face on the series.

Tributes have flown for Imahara, who was just 49 years old.


Fans and co-stars have taken to social media to express their grief over the loss of a very talented man, describing the genius who was Grant Imahara.

Sadly, Imahara’s cause of death has been attributed to a brain aneurysm. Imahara spent the best part of his career reaching new heights in the field of technology and science, and following the news of his death, his talents have been remembered.

Imahara’s early career trained him for later projects in big-budget films where he was responsible as a chief model maker specialising in animatronics for major cinema. Some of his best-known work is seen in the Star Wars prequelsThe Matrix ReloadedThe Matrix RevolutionsThe Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

Imahara first joined the Mythbusters team in 2005 and was along for the journey for just under ten years before the cast went their separate ways in 2014. His co-host, Adam Savage, has been particularly heartbroken by the news:

“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.”

Imahara has been remembered by many: