Renowned Fitness Expert Greg Plitt Fatally Struck By Train


The 37-year-old model, actor and TV star was killed yesterday afternoon when he was hit by a train in Los Angeles. Witnesses say he was seen near the city’s train tracks with a video camera in his hand, and had been filming and taking pictures with a group of friends. Investigators said they believed his death was an accident based on their preliminary investigation.

Famous bodybuilder, actor and motivational speaker Greg Plitt was killed by a Metrolink train in what police believe was an accident. Melissa Etezadi reports from Burbank for Today in LA on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Investigators said they believed his death was an accident based on their preliminary investigation. A renowned fitness expert was struck by a Metrolink train and killed in Burbank, California, on Saturday, authorities said.

Police identified the victim as Greg Plitt, a bodybuilder, inspirational coach, actor and model. He was featured in a new Bravo reality series that premiered Monday, Jan. 12, called “Friends to Lovers.”

Plitt was struck about 4:05 p.m. on the tracks at Front Street, just north of the Burbank Metrolink Station, according to Lt. Leo Bauer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.

Plitt was pronounced dead at the scene, said Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows, who said the fatality “was not clearly a suicide” and remained under active investigation.

Metrolink reported that he was hit by train 268 on the Antelope Valley Line. The train was southbound, according to Burbank police.

A former U.S. Army Ranger, Pitt grew to fame as a fitness guru, model and motivational speaker. His physique was used as the model for a computer-generated character in the 2009 movie “Watchmen,” according to Popular Mechanics.

via NBC Los Angeles