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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 12:57 AM

 

Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.

Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "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," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday.

An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he joined Discovery's MythBusters in its third season, replacing Scottie Chapman and was with the show until 2014 when he left with with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The trio would reunite in 2016 for Netflix's White Rabbit Project which lasted for one season. On MythBusters, Imahara used his technical expertise to design and build robots for the show and also operated the computers and electronics needed to test myths.

While part of the Mythbusters team, he sky-dived and drove stunt cars, on film sets he came into contact with some of the most iconic characters in screen history, installing lights onto Star Wars' R2-D2, creating the robot Geoff Peterson for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and working on the Energizer Bunny.

Read more: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grant-imahara-dead-mythbusters-host-was-49-1303101



Goddamn it 2020

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Reply Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49 (Original post)
47of74 Jul 14 OP
angrychair Jul 14 #1
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EllieBC Jul 14 #4
MurrayDelph Jul 14 #5
cstanleytech Jul 14 #6
Brainfodder Jul 14 #7
krispos42 Jul 14 #8
sakabatou Jul 14 #9
NurseJackie Jul 14 #10
lagomorph777 Jul 14 #11
SergeStorms Jul 14 #12
SkyDaddy7 Jul 14 #13
47of74 Jul 14 #14
SkyDaddy7 Jul 15 #22
Marie Marie Jul 14 #15
47of74 Jul 14 #17
Marie Marie Jul 14 #19
ProfessorGAC Jul 14 #16
Hip2bSquare Jul 14 #18
BusyBeingBest Jul 14 #20
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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:08 AM

1. That's awful

He was great on Mythbusters, my favorite.
2020 sucks ass.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:18 AM

2. Too young, dammit.

I always got a kick out of him on that show. I can almost forgive him for the Energizer Bunny.

Oh, wait, I do forgive him for that. The night David Letterman took a baseball bat to it was epic.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:28 AM

3. That so awful.

So smart, and talented. Loved watching him on Myth-busters. R.I.P. Grant.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:36 AM

4. I really enjoyed him on Mythbusters.

I feel awful for his family. Suck it, 2020. Just go away already!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:41 AM

5. I was in the same room with him twice

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The first time we at a GallifreyOne, in 2013. He was a guest. My wife and I were helping out in the green room. He as at a table with his lady-friend @JennerNuggen. We could have said hello, but it was early in their relationship and they were in their own little bubble, so it felt wrong to intrude, even to ask "can I get you something?"

The next time was at s funeral for a mutual friend, so fanboying would have been wrong (If he'd good to the house afterwards, it would have been a different matter).

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 03:08 AM

6. Sad as I enjoyed watching him on Mythbusters.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 03:26 AM

7. RIP Grant, at a loss for words.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:42 AM

8. Damn it. Damn 2020.

This year sucks!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:30 AM

9. ;_;

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:00 AM

10. Oh no... we enjoyed watching him in both shows.

Rest in Peace.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:09 AM

11. I was a big fan.

This is so shocking. The guy always seemed to be the picture of robust good health!

I'm very saddened and my heart goes out to Grant's family.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:15 AM

12. A brain aneurysm.

I had a very close friend die from a brain aneurysm at the age of 29 years. It's something you can't see, there's no early warning, it's sudden and almost always fatal. Grant was a wonderful showman, super intelligent, and as friendly a man as you'll ever meet. Another bright star bites the dust. Dullards like Donald Trump live on. Now tell me there's a god.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:54 PM

13. NO!!!

...Geez, I know these things are random but it sure feels like it's always the good people who go early.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:34 PM

14. No kidding.

 

And itís the ones like Pat Robertson who stay around forever.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:09 AM

22. No $*it, huh!?!

...And the 🍊💩 as well as many others who have enabled him!🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 04:30 PM

15. Oh no - loved him and all the Mythbusters.

Sweet and smart. This is too sad.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:37 PM

17. Yeah I wish I could reject this reality and substitute my own

 

One where Grant is still with us and certain cannons of douche are not.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 06:38 PM

19. Aawhh, well said.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:09 PM

16. What A Bummer

Grant was a favorite of mine.
Hope he's in a place with cool robots!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:49 PM

18. Amazingly sad!

Like millions across the globe, I loved MythBusters. He won't be forgotten.

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:37 PM

20. Just noticed this today. My boys (now adults) loved Mythbusters--

we saw every episode and then the repeats. How very sad--he seemed a very likable and engaging person.

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:42 PM

21. H was one of my favorites on MythBusters.

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