R.I.P. Grant Imahara

While Mythbusters was a little cheesy at times, it always remained true to itself — using science to demonstrably prove flawed assumptions. One of the core Mythbusters, Grant Imahara, who studied electrical engineering at USC, sadly passed away at the age of 49.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

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 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 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 and also operated the computers and electronics needed to test myths.

Source: Hollywood Reporter