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Reality TV Star And Fitness Model Killed By Metrolink Train In Burbank
The man struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Burbank on Saturday afternoon has been identified as reality TV show star, fitness model, and movie actor Greg Plitt. He was 37.Plitt was hit by a southbound Antelope Valley Line train just north of the downtown Burbank station around 4:10 p.m. According to witnesses, Plitt appeared to be taking photos and videos with friends when he was hit by the train. "He had on all black. The train went by. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand," a passenger told ABC 7.
Police are still investigating the incident, but they believe it to be accidental. Sergeant Scott Meadows of the Burbank Police told KTLA that investigators believe it was "not likely a suicide."
Plitt was originally from Lutherville, Maryland and graduated from West Point in 2000. He served as an Army Ranger before becoming an actor, personal trainer, and fitness model. In 2008, he was cast by Bravo for their reality TV series Work Out. He has acted in both film and TV, including Terminator Salvation and Days Of Our Lives, though his most memorable role was as the CGI body model for Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan. Bravo host Andy Cohen tweeted a remembrance of Plitt after learning news of his death:
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— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 18, 2015