Star Wars Engineer and FX Artist, Grant Imahara, Dies at Age 49

Star Wars Engineer and FX Artist, Grant Imahara, Dies at Age 49. Grant Imahara is best known for his role as co-host on ‘Mythbusters‘ and host on ‘White Rabbit Project‘. Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist who was passionate about his work.

Grant worked as an engineer and FX artist for Lucasfilm on the Star Wars prequels, specializing in the creation and development of R2-D2. This is also where he met Mythbusters co-star, Adam Savage.

The news was first shared by THR who shared: “Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. “We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday.”

Grant’s co-workers and friends have been sharing their condolences, photos, and memories online. Co-star Adam Savage shared: “I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. 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.”

Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans around the world.

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Featured Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

Source: THR

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