Grant Imahara, former host of 'Mythbusters' show, dies at 49

Grant Imahara, former host of 'Mythbusters' show, dies at 49

- US celebrity Grant Imahara has joined the growing list of celebrities who have succumbed to death this year

- The former host of the popular TV show Mythbusters died after a sudden brain aneurysm

- Social media users sent words of sympathy and condolences to his devastated friends and family

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Grant Imahara, host of the popular show MythBusters, has died. The US media celebrity was 49 years old.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara's sudden death was due to a brain aneurysm. Imahara was a trained electrical engineer and roboticist. He joined Discovery's Mythbusters in its third season. He left the show in 2014. He joined his former co-hosts on a new Netflix project in 2016 called White Rabbit.

His other accomplishments include installing lights onto Star Wars' R2-D2, creating the robot Geoff Peterson for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and working on the Energizer Bunny. Imahara also starred in several episodes of the fan-made web series Star Trek Continues.

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Grant Imahara, former host of show 'Mythbusters', dies at 49
Grant Imahara was aged 49 when he had a brain aneurysm resulting in his sudden death.
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A representative of Discovery released a statement about the passing:

"He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage took to social media to share his grief. He said he would miss the man he worked with for 22 years.

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In similar news about a celebs' passing, Legit.ng previously reported the death of Geno Silva, the Hollywood actor best known for playing the role of a silent assassin called The Skull in the 1983 movie, Scarface.

It was reported Silva lost his life at the age of 72 to complications from dementia. According to Medical News Today, dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive declines, such as forgetfulness.

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During his active days, Silva featured in many films including Zoot Suit in 1981, Tequila Sunrise in 1988, Amistad, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which was both released in 1997, Mulholland Drive in 2001 and A Man Apart in 2003, however, his most memorable film remains Scarface.

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