Bravo reality show star Greg Plitt died at the age of 37 after a Metrolink train hit the fitness expert on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2015, in Burbank, California. Read on for further details.
NBC Los Angeles reported that authorities confirmed Plitt was struck on Front Street’s tracks, north of Burbank Metrolink Station at 4:05 p.m.
PEOPLE wrote that Burbank Police Department representative Sgt. Scott Meadows said Plitt’s demise “appears to be an accident.” So far, the investigation did not find any evidences of suicide. However, a camcorder was found on the site.
“From the sound of it, he was filming something, but I can tell you that no filming permit had been issued,” Sgt. Meadows told PEOPLE.
CBS Los Angeles reported that the investigation included looking through videos and photographs as an attempt to know if the “accident” was filmed.
Witnesses stated that Plitt was near the tracks, taking pictures and filming with his friends. According to KABC, passenger Victor Crowell described Plitt wearing black from top to bottom and stumbling in the middle of the tracks as a train approaches. Crowell added that Plitt was holding a video camera.
Plitt’s friend posted on Facebook that the fitness guru was filming a commercial for a protein shake before the tragedy.
Plitt was a famous fitness professional and appeared on Bravo shows such as the new series “Friends to Lovers,” which premiered on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, and “Work Out.”
According to PEOPLE, the Bravo family is saddened by the “terrible tragedy.”
“Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen tweeted on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, about his fond memories of the Bravo star.
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
Coincidentally, Plitt was known to talk about death online. In November 2014, he posted a video entitled “Power of Death Blog Preview with video of the life of my pit bull Quest” on YouTube. It is a personal clip when death “knocked” on his door, and he lost his beloved dog.
He wrote on the description that “death is a perspective wake up call,” an accountability and a big responsibility taken for granted. He explained death’s value. He believed that it must not be feared because it empowers people to live life’s blessings “that you haven’t felt before.”
In 2000, Plitt graduated from West Point. He was a US Army Ranger before becoming a fitness expert.
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