‘Mythbusters’ star Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm

Grant Imahara

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2014 file photo, Grant Imahara arrives at the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel says the longtime “Mythbusters” host died from a brain aneurysm Monday at the age of 49. The network said he was one of the few trained operators for the famed R2-D2 droid from Star Wars and engineered the Energizer Bunny’s popular rhythmic beat. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery Channel says longtime “Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara died from a brain aneurysm. The network confirmed his cause of death Tuesday. Imahara died Monday at the age of 49.

The network said on its website that Imahara dedicated his life to using his skills to make people smile. The network says he was one of the few trained operators for the famed R2-D2 droid from Star Wars and engineered the Energizer Bunny’s popular rhythmic beat.

Along with his “Mythbusters” fame, Imahara was known for starring on Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project.” He recently showcased on social media his recent creation of a fully animatronic Baby Yoda.

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