Grant Imahara of 'Mythbusters' Has Died

The likeable roboticist/electrical engineer was just 49.

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Grant Imahara, known for his work on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, has died. The likeable roboticist/electrical engineer was just 49 when he succumbed to a sudden brain aneurysm.

Merging his love for robotics and screenwriting, Imahara got his first start in the business working at the Lucasfilm-associated THX labs where spent nine years as an animatronics model maker — working on films like the Star Wars prequels, The Matrix, Van Helsing, Jurassic Park and Terminator 3.

In a 2008 interview with Machine Design, Imahara was quoted saying, “When I was a kid, I never wanted to be James Bond. I wanted to be Q, because he was the guy who made all the gadgets. I guess you could say that engineering came naturally.”

His close friends and colleagues took to Twitter to express their sadness, reminding fans once more how his positive and caring attitude made him such a likeable host.

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