On July 13, beloved robotics engineer and Mythbusters host Grant Imahara died from a sudden brain aneurysm, and in honor of his contribution to the show, Discovery Channel is now holding a Mythbusters marathon to celebrate the man and his life’s work. The event will take place on the Discovery Channel on Friday, July 17, from 8:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 p.m. ET, and then on Saturday, July 18 over on the Science Channel from 3:00 p.m. ET to 8:00 p.m ET.
“Imahara was part of the Mythbusters team for 10 years, where his dedication to his craft and his ability to bust myths with the best of them brought tech to life for his fans,” says a statement from Discovery Channel. “The programming line-up on Discovery and Science Channel will feature some of Imahara’s favorite Mythbusters moments including a test to see whether an armor made of folded paper would hold up against an attack and whether a hotel room shower curtain could be turned into a life-saving parachute.”
“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant,” said a Discovery Channel spokesperson after his death. “He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers. 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.”
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