Train hits, kills reality TV star


HOLLYWOOD – MARCH 05: Actor Greg Plitt arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “10,000 B.C.” held at Mann’s Chinese theater on March 5, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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BURBANK, Calif. — A man who was hit and killed by a train on Saturday in Burbank has been identified as reality TV star George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr., said the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

Police do not believe the incident was a suicide, and witnesses say Plitt Jr. was filming at the time of the accident, though it’s not yet clear what was being filmed.

The 37-year-old actor, reality television star, and fitness model was walking just north of the downtown Burbank station and Magnolia Boulevard overpass when he was hit by a Metrolink train around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

Plitt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was best known for his roles in “Terminator Salvation,” “The Good Shepherd,” and “Grudge Match”.

He also starred in the Bravo reality television show “Work Out,” and was set to appear in a new series on Bravo called “Friends to Lovers,” according to his network biography.

Pitt was also a fitness expert who modeled for health magazines, including Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and Men’s Health, the IMDb page stated.

“He lived with purpose,” said T.J. Hoban, Plitt’s friend and fellow fitness model. “Nothing brought him greater pleasure and fulfillment than doing what he loved, which was helping people live a healthier, happier life, empowering them through fitness, motivating people, helping them through difficult times.”

Plitt’s last film, “The Best Thanksgiving Ever,” was in post-production and slated for a 2015 release.

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