Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters,” reportedly died on Monday of a brain aneurysm. He was 49 years old.
“We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant,” a Discovery spokesperson told TMZ.
Imahara, an electrical engineer by trade, co-hosted “Mythbusters” from 2005 to 2014.
His sudden death shocked former “Mythbusters” star and former co-host Adam Savage, who mourned Imahara’s death in a Twitter post.
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Actor Grant Imahara attends the 14th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
“I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years,” Savage wrote.
“Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.”
After leaving “Mythbusters,” Imahara co-hosted Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project” for the show’s one season in 2016.