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Greg Plitt Dead At 37 After Being Hit By Train: See His Train Track Workout Video

Fitness model Greg Plitt died at age 37 after being struck by a train in a Burbank, California, train yard.

Fitness model Greg Plitt died at age 37 after being struck by a train in a Burbank, California, train yard.

Greg Plitt, a fitness model and reality TV star, died at age 37 after being struck by a train on a train track in Burbank, California, on Jan. 17.

Plitt, was killed after being hit by a Metrolink Train at 4 p.m. local time, Examiner reported. Greg was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators immediately ruled out suicide as the cause of death. Plitt was reportedly filming a video on the train track when the metro train ran over him.

“There was some type of filming occurring at the time but we don’t know what it was for,” said a police department rep.

“It does not appear to be a suicide. 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.”

A witness said Greg had a camcorder in his hand when he was struck and killed.

“He had on all black,” said Metrolink passenger Victor Crowell. “The train went by. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand.”

This isn’t the first time Greg has filmed a workout video on a train track. In 2013, Plitt posted a video of himself working out at a train yard.

Plitt, a graduate of the West Point military academy, was a former Army Ranger who starred on season 3 of the Bravo reality show Work Out in 2008.

Greg also appears in the new Bravo TV series, “Friends to Lovers,” which premiered earlier this month. Plitt’s story line focuses on his budding romance with his BFF, fitness model Melanie Marden.

Greg Plitt with BFF Melanie Marden.

Greg Plitt with BFF Melanie Marden.

Plitt, who has appeared on more than 250 fitness magazine covers, was a rep for MET-Rx nutrition products, Under Armour performance apparel and Gold’s Gym.

Greg’s insanely ripped body was the inspiration for the character Dr. Manhattan in the 2009 superhero movie Watchmen.

Greg Plitt's rippling body was the inspiration for Dr. Manhattan in the 2009 film 'Watchmen.'

Greg Plitt’s rippling body was the inspiration for Dr. Manhattan in the 2009 film ‘Watchmen.’

Plitt also had small acting roles on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and the 2009 film Terminator Salvation.

Bravo TV executive Andy Cohen, who was executive producer of “Work Out,” expressed his condolences on Twitter.

‘We couldn’t take our eyes off Greg Plitt after we cast him on Work Out,” said Cohen. “He was as nice as he was beautiful. Seemed invincible, like Superman.”

Related: Tim McGraw is ripped to shreds at 47: His Paleo diet and CrossFit workout



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