- 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. Imhara 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.
A representative of Discovery released a statement about the passing to The Hollywood Reporter:
"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, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Naya Rivera's body was recovered from Lake Piru on Monday, 13 July. According to a statement by the Ventura County Sheriff, the actress's body was found near the surface of the water.
The sheriff said that the mother of one used the last of her strength to save her son before she died. The 33-year-old actress went missing on 8 July at Lake Piru where her four-year-old son was found alone in a boat.
According to the Sheriff, there was no foul play in the death of the actress. The body was identified as that of Rivera based on the location, physical characteristics, clothing and condition and noted that there was no life jacket on the body.
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