Erik Gates

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: electrician and model rocket expert known for his rocketry expertise in several myths who had worked on several episodes of the Discovery Channel program Mythbusters with the start of his very first experiment in the legend of the Jet Assisted Take-Off Chevy Impala specials.

 

 

Cause of Death: Head and chest injuries suffered from a fall

 

Born: September 17, 1962

 

Died: December 20, 2009

 

Location: Newbury Park, California