Yes, Grant Imahara, the engineer who co-hosted Mythbusters on Discovery and White Rabbit Project on Netflix, has suddenly died at the age of 49. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Discovery said: “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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara died of a brain aneurysm on Sunday.
Imahara was mostly known for co-hosting Mythbusters on Discovery and later on White Rabbit Project on Netflix. After a career as an engineer at Lucasfilm’s THX and ILM divisions, Imahara joined Mythbusters during its third season, and left in 2014 alongside co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The three of them went on to host Netflix’s White Rabbit Project in 2016.
On Monday evening, Mythbusters co-host Kari Byron tweeted, “Somedays I wish I had a time machine.”
Imahara was also active in the robot combat community, regularly appearing on BattleBots during the early 2000s with his robot Deadblow and later returning as a judge. In 2018, Imahara hosted Home of the Future, a web series co-produced by The Verge and Curbed.
Former Glee star, Naya Rivera is missing after her four-year-old son was found alone on a boat on Lake Piru, California. Rivera had apparently rented a boat on Wednesday 8 July with her son, who was later seen on his own by another boat passing by. Shortly after this was reported, authorities launched a boat and helicopter search during the afternoon, which will continue at first light on Thursday morning.
Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, was spotted asleep wearing a life jacket and alone on board the drifting boat, just three hours after they had left the dock. Rivera had tweeted a picture of her and her son together on Tuesday with the caption “just the two of us.”
Rivera began her career as a child actress and model. She appeared in many different TV commercials in the US. At four-year-old, she starred in the Royal Family sitcom. But it was her role as cold-hearted cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee that truly made her a star in the US.
The 33-year-old had been married to actor Ryan Dorsey, the father of their son, but the couple divorced in 2018. She also dated Glee co-star Mark Salling who killed himself after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2018.
As hashtags such as #FindNaya, #FindNayaRivera and #PrayForNaya are trending on Twitter, Josey is safe and the search goes on.