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Tributes for 'MythBusters' And 'White Rabbit Project' Host Grant Imahara Pour In

By Jared N. , Jul 14, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

The host of the well-loved science show MythBusters and of the Netflix show White Rabbit Project, Grant Imahara, died on July 13 at the age of 49 due to a brain aneurysm. As reports of his death spread online, millions of fans of his shows as well as his co-workers paid tribute to the engineer who made science fun and interesting for everyone.

Grant Imahara with Kari Byron and Tory Belleci
(Photo : Kari Byron / Twitter)

Who Was Grant Imahara?

Grant Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist. During the third season of the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, he replaced host Scottie Chapman, and he stayed on the show for many years until 2014 with his fellow hosts Tory Belleci and Kari Byron. The three of them would reunite for a Netflix show called the White Rabbit Project in 2016, which only had a single season.

While Imahara was on MythBusters, he used his technical skills to create robots and he was also responsible for handling the electronics and computers needed to test many myths.

Imahara did many things when he was on MythBusters like sky-diving and driving stunt cars. Before that, he worked with Lucasfilms where he got to meet the most popular characters in film history. He was one of the operators of R2-D2 from Star Wars. Grant was behind The Energizer Bunny as well as the robot Geoff Peterson for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

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Tributes to Grant Imahara

Numerous people had Grant Imahara as a great friend, which has led to many tributes being made to his name now that he has passed away.

Here are various tributes that were posted on Twitter by friends and fans alike:

 

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