Grant Imahara has tragically passed away. He was famous for working on Mythbusters. He was 49.
He recently made an animitronic baby Yoda to entertain sick kids at hospitals.
He made robots for Star Wars and Terminator movies.
He was in 11 episodes of the web fan series Star Trek Continues. He played Sulu.
He has been engaged since 2016 to Jennifer Newman.
Former 'Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara has died at 49 of a brain aneurysm. The late electrical engineer and roboticist created this animatronic Baby Yoda back in March https://t.co/nQYht0WOUJ pic.twitter.com/vNcD1TDKuZ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 14, 2020
The 'Star Trek' fan community has also lost a wonderful soul in Grant Imahara. Grant played such a wonderful version Lt. Hikaru Sulu in the "Star Trek: Continues" web series from 2013 to 2017 (one of the best @vicmignogna's inspired series casting decisions). Hope @GeorgeTakei pic.twitter.com/sJUOEyeqJn
— Peter Bradfield (@PeterB03) July 14, 2020
Grant Imahara has sadly passed away at the age of 49. Imahara was an ILM modeler and animatronics technician who worked on the prequel trilogy. His work included building robots for the films and controlling R2-D2’s movements. May the Force be with you. pic.twitter.com/Uz98lSLNRM
— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) July 14, 2020
We had so many adventures. You taught me so much. pic.twitter.com/okxnTtpLjf
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) July 14, 2020
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.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020
— Tory Belleci (@ToryBelleci) July 14, 2020
SOURCES – Twitter, Wikipedia
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.