Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," the statement reads. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. He was 49. ELVIS PRESLEY’S PRIVATE NURSE EXPLAINS WHY THE KING WAS 'MISERABLE' DURING HIS FINAL YEARS. Grant Imahara earned himself a cult following of sorts when he joined the then-fledgling cast of MythBusters.But thanks to the hit Discovery show, … Internet star JoJo Siwa shuns labels after coming out: ‘I’m not ready to say’. Imahara joined the hit science show “MythBusters” in 2005 as the beloved “geek” of the squad, operating electronics and building robots until he left the program along with cohosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci in 2014. He was 49. Poet Amanda Gorman signed with the modeling agency to grow her profile through brand endorsements and editorial opportunities. Newsom cancels California’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. All rights reserved. And she’s serious about being president. The state will accelerate vaccine eligibility based on age under new plan announced by Gov. Amanda Gorman signs with IMG Models, but we all know it’s the presidency she’s after. He was 49. Grant Imahara, who was the co-host of Discovery Channel’s ‘MythBusters’ and Netflix’s ‘White Rabbit Project,’ reportedly died of a brain aneurysm on Monday. She was previously a Times intern after graduating from UCLA and has also worked at Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and CNN. Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” has died, according to a statement from Discovery. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. See you on the other side where we can finally get the answers we seek. Grant Imahara, a big part of the "MythBusters" team, has died ... from a brain aneurysm.. Grant Imahara, a roboticist, electrical engineer and host of the hit science show "Mythbusters," died suddenly at age 49, the Hollywood Reporter said Monday. “I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Tributes are flowing in following the shock death of former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara on Monday at the age of just 49. Grant Imahara, a former cohost of Discovery's MythBusters and host of White Rabbit Project on Netflix, "died suddenly" at the age of 49. This isn’t real. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. (YouTube/McDonald's). Byron, Belleci and fellow “MythBusters” alum Adam Savage all wrote tributes to their late friend and colleague, sharing goofy behind-the-scenes photos from their “many adventures.”, “Heartbroken and in shock tonight,” Byron tweeted. This isn’t real.”, “I just cannot believe it,” Belleci wrote. Grant Imahara dies at the age of 49: Grant Masaru Imahara was an American electrical engineer, robotics, and a television host. Information on survivors was not immediately available. Grant Imahara, the former co-host of TV science shows Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, has died suddenly at the age of 49. “We are … He worked at Lucasfilm for nine years. He was 49. Bella Fowler BellaFowler93. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. The Discovery Channel confirmed Imahara’s death in a statement late Monday. He was 49. Imahara… Imahara co-hosted more than 200 episodes of “Mythbusters,” beginning with season 3 in 2005 through 2014. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. Grant Imahara, the former co-host of the popular cable Discovery Channel series “MythBusters,” reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm that led to his death… YouTube star JoJo Siwa fielded fan questions about her recent coming out, explaining why she isn’t into labels and that coming out shouldn’t have a stigma. Chartthrob Steve Kornacki’s office was a hot mess. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday. Imahara, who starred alongside Savage on MythBusters, also hosted Netflix's White Rabbit Project, and was a trained electrical engineer and roboticist who worked for a long time at Lucasfilm's THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions. “We were just talking on the phone. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. ', Lindsay Lohan asks TikTok user to take down her viral Cameo video, Ricki Lake shows off hair growth, opens up about hair loss and decision to shave her head last year, Former 'Real Housewives' star Barbara Kavovit announces run for NYC mayor. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. or redistributed. Grant Imahara, the engineer host and robotics wizard of Discovery Channel's science show "MythBusters" and of Netflix's "White Rabbit Project," has died at 49. Grant Imahara, electrical engineer and longtime TV host of Discovery’s “MythBusters,” has died after suffering a brain aneurysm. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future. "I had the pleasure of knowing @grantimahara  for many years, & considered him a friend. Imahara also put his electronics expertise into numerous film projects, working as a visual effects artist in the “Star Wars,” “Matrix,” “Terminator” and “Jurassic Park” franchises, among other films. All rights reserved. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer best known as part of the build team on the long-running Discovery series MythBusters, died Monday, The New York Times reports. After leaving “Mythbusters,” Imahara went on to co-host Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project” for its one season in 2016. He was 49 years old. The spokesperson said the network was notified that a brain aneurysm was the cause for Imahara's death but did not have any additional information to provide. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Also, women are affected more often than men. I’ll miss my friend. The trio later reunited to host Netflix’s investigative series “White Rabbit Project.”, A ‘Mythbusters’ farewell to Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara. GRANT Imahara, the former host of Mythbusters, has died aged 49 of a brain aneurysm. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. Grant Imahara, 'Mythbusters' Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49 Imahara was best known as a member of the "Build Team" on the Discovery Channel's … Imahara … Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. I’m at a loss. No words. He also made … Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Grant Imahara, the engineer and roboticist who helped test some of the world’s most famous rumors on the iconic Discovery Channel series “Mythbusters,” has died. JOHN TRAVOLTA LOST GIRLFRIEND DIANA HYLAND TO BREAST CANCER DECADES BEFORE KELLY PRESTON, Comedian Desus Nice called Imahara "the mythbuster gawd who always came thru with the energy and the wild engineering.". The network said that he was one of the few trained operators for the famed R2-D2 droid from the “Star Wars” franchise and that he engineered the Energizer Bunny’s popular rhythmic beat. HOW KELLY PRESTON SPENT HER FINAL YEARS WHILE PRIVATELY BATTLING CANCER. The Tragic Death Of MythBusters Host Grant Imahara Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images By Anna Papachristos / July 14, 2020 10:43 am EST / Updated: July 14, 2020 10:53 am EST “Mythbusters” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman closed out their most recent season on Thursday with a special farewell to “Mythbusters” co-hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara. The action by state officials means restaurants and gyms could soon reopen outdoor services. He holds television credits on "Star Trek Continues," "Muzzled the Musical," "The Realms of Labyrinth" and "Caper," among other shows. As a Robotics Expert, Imahara Consulted With Disney Imagineering, ILM & ‘The Late … Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for July 14, Why 'The Rock' is endorsing THIS candidate, Netflix embraces racial indoctrination for children, HBO Max sizzle reel offers first look at 'Sopranos' prequel, other upcoming 2021 movies, Halsey announces she's pregnant: 'Surprise! A ruptured aneurysm causes sudden and severe symptoms like an extreme headache and, in many cases, death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” it read. Chadwick Boseman was nominated and women dominated the director category. I don’t even know what to say. CBS suspends top TV station executives after L.A. Times investigation. Teen abortion drama ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ tops Independent Spirit noms. Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters,” reportedly died on Monday of a brain aneurysm. He was 49. Watch Jimmy Fallon clean it up. Factors increasing the risk of brain aneurysm include older age, smoking, high blood pressure and drug abuse, the Mayo Clinic says. pic.twitter.com/8zE2afcwSu, I just cannot believe it. Christi Carras is an entertainment reporter at the Los Angeles Times. The Cecil Hotel in DTLA had a rep as a home to prostitution, suicides and serial killers. “We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, No words,” Savage tweeted. A former CNBC analyst, Kudlow will have a daily program on the Fox Business Network. Inside CBS’ fraught investigation into allegations of racism and misogyny. According to his IMDB page, Imahara lent his filmography skills to various television shows over the years. (Richard Shotwell / Invision / Associated Press), California’s coronavirus closures and reopenings, The unusual deal that scored one executive a $1-million golf membership, Tracking coronavirus vaccinations in California, Orange County indie label Burger Records shuts down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Working with Grant was so much fun. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Former Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow joins Fox News as a host. Market data provided by Factset. California will prioritize COVID-19 vaccine by age, not occupation, in next rounds. “I don’t even know what to say. Gavin Newsom. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. No other details about Imahara’s death were provided. Died: July 13, 2020 (Who else died on July 13? Imahara, an electrical engineer by trade, co-hosted the pop-science show from 2005 to 2014. The yearly rate of rupture is about 10 in 100,000 people, according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Legal Statement. According to the Mayo Clinic, a brain aneurysm is a ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. This year’s Golden Globes will honor Jane Fonda with Cecil B. DeMille Award. ‘These gloves aren’t even for COVID — just for this office,’ Jimmy Fallon joked while tidying up his NBC colleague Steve Kornacki’s haphazard quarters. About 6.5 million people in the U.S. have an unruptured brain aneurysm, most of which are asymptomatic and go undetected. CBS took action after a Times report into complaints of racism and misogyny in the TV station group. The spokesperson said the network was notified that a brain aneurysm was the cause for Imahara's death but did not have any additional information to provide. The women who brought down Burger Records. Executive producer for "Mythbusters" Grant Wilson also mourned Imahara's death, writing on Twitter that he is "completely shocked and saddened" by the news. The television personality was 49 years old. Market data provided by Factset. Born Grant Masaru Imahara on Oct. 23, 1970, in Los Angeles, he studied electrical engineering at USC before going to work as an animatronics engineer and model maker for Industrial Light & Magic, a designer of movie special effects that was founded by George Lucas. No words. What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Big Sky’ on ABC and more. He has built several robots that were required in the show, and he also operated many computers and has also made a bunch of tests to bust the myths around them. We were just talking on the phone. Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters,” reportedly died on Monday of a brain aneurysm. Grant Imahara’s death isn’t the only tragedy to afflict the Mythbusters community, with the show the centre of a so-called ‘Mythbusters curse’. Peace, Grant," Wilson tweeted. “MythBusters” stars, from left, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Jamie Hyneman and Tory Belleci arrive at the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Adam Savage, former co-host of "Mythbusters," paid tribute to Imahara on Twitter. A spokesperson for Discovery reacted to the news of Imahara's passing in a statement shared with Fox News early Tuesday. Grant Imahara, electrical engineer and longtime TV host of Discovery’s “MythBusters,” has died after suffering a brain aneurysm. In July, So Cal indie label Burger Records shut down after female fans and musicians accused some of bands of sexual misconduct. A Times review of court filings, CBS’ internal communications and interviews with two dozen current and former CBS television station employees found that many were troubled by the outcome of the investigation and questioned the company’s commitment to cleaning up its culture. UPDATED with cause of death: Grant Imahara, a former MythBusters and White Rabbit Project host who earlier worked as a modelmaker for Industrial Light + Magic, died Monday of a a brain aneurysm. Grant Masaru Imahara was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 23, 1970. He was 49. Goodbye buddy.”, Heartbroken and in shock tonight. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. These are the women’s stories. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. My heart is broken. I’ll miss my friend.”. "I’m at a loss. It is understood Imahara died suddenly following a … No words. What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘For Life’ on ABC and more, An unsolved mystery at L.A.'s infamous Cecil Hotel heads to Netflix. He was 49. It's always sad to find out that we've lost an adored celebrity, and it was no different when Grant Imahara unexpectedly died on July 13, 2020 at the age of 49. Working with Grant was so much fun. He… ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ led Tuesday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards nods. Grant Imahara, host of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and Netflix's "White Rabbit Project," has died, according to a statement from the Discovery Channel. He saw science fiction, namely the droids in “Star Wars,” as an inspiration for creating and engineering robots. Grant Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist who was best known for hosting “MythBusters” and “White Rabbit Project.”. Discovery said on its website that Imahara had dedicated his life to using his skills to make people smile. Always intelligent, fun, a little weird, & a true delight. Grant Imahara, a longtime host of the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," died of a brain aneurysm, Fox News has learned. Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Legal Statement. He was 49 years old. In August 2019, another tragedy struck the "Mythbusters" cast when former host and professional racer Jessi Combs died during a stunt in Oregon. Goodbye buddy @grantimahara pic.twitter.com/HkLYaBK1dw, “I’m at a loss. Now, Netflix’s “Crime Scene” looks at one guest’s disappearance. The TV presenter, who shot to fame for his technical expertise in creating robots on … Adam Savage is "at a loss" after the sudden death of Grant Imahara, who died suddenly at the age of 49 after suffering a brain aneurysm. He is very popularly known for his work on the television show Mythbusters. Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. What’s on TV tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 26: “Big Sky” on ABC; “Frontline” looks at the presidency of Donald Trump, and more. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Counties will make the final call, however. Working with Grant was so much fun. — Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) January 31, 2020 Following electronic engineer’s sudden death, fellow former Mythbuster ‘s host Adam Savage tweeted , “I’m at a loss. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. My heart is broken. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. Grant Imahara inspects the egg-breaking machine. I’ll miss my friend," Savage wrote on the social media site. Screen icon and climate activist Jane Fonda will receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2021 Golden Globes next month. He was 49. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. 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