“Reality TV fans and members of the fitness community are mourning the loss of Greg Plitt, who died Saturday,” Jan, 17, 2015, reports USA Today.
The story continues, “The fitness model and actor was pronounced dead on the scene after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, Calif. He was 37.”
According to the Associated Press, “The actor and West Point graduate has appeared on more than 200 magazine covers, Bravo’s reality television show ’Work Out’ and NBC’s daytime soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives,’ according to a website in Plitt’s name.” He was also on Bravo’s “Friends To Lovers.”
Bravo on-air personality Andy Cohen, who used to be in charge of development for the network, tweeted, “We couldn’t take our eyes off Greg Plitt after we cast him on “Work Out”-was as nice as he was beautiful. Seemed invincible, like Superman.”
Says People, “Sgt. Scott Meadows from the Burbank Police Department told People that the death ‘appears to be an accident.
“‘It does not appear to be a suicide,’ he continued. ‘A camera was seized as evidence but it’s unclear who it belongs to – the victim or a witness. From the sound of it, he was filming something, but I can tell you that no filming permit had been issued.’”
According to the AP story, “Investigators, who interviewed witnesses who saw Plitt standing on the track even as the train’s horn was blaring, have ruled out a suicide…It appears Plitt may have believed the train was on a nearby, parallel track, [Police Sgt.] Meadows said. ‘It’s like a blind turn. When the train came, you might not be able to tell which set the train is on.’”
Notes USA Today, “Bravo released this statement: ‘This is a very sad tragedy. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Greg’s family and friends.’”
To read more about Plitt and the accident, please click on any of the links, above, to the various articles referenced.
Greg Plitt on the Bravo show “Work Out”