TV fitness instructor, actor and former Calvin Klein model has been struck and killed by a train in LA.
Greg Plitt, 37, died yesterday afternoon when he was hit by a Metrolink train after witnesses saw him near the tracks with a video camera in his hand.
Pitt was a renowned fitness instructor who had recently appeared in a reality show on Bravo called “Work Out”, and is due to feature in a new reality series called “Friends to Lovers” later this month. He had also acted in a number of Hollywood films, with roles alongside Robert DeNiro and Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd, and he was cast in Terminator 4 alongside Christian Bale.
He was also a body double in superhero movie Watchmen.
A Metrolink passenger, Victor Crowell, told news station KABC: “He had on all black. The train went by. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand.”
Police said he was with a group of friends at the time of the tragedy at 4.10pm on Saturday, who will now be interviewed about what happened.
Just a month before he died, he posted an Instagram video asking fans “Will you be remembered?”.
Many people have been expressing disbelief online about Greg’s death, describing him as a “fitness legend”.
“He was always someone who would go the extra mile for his friends and he loved the fitness industry like no other!
“Greg had so many great things going on in his life right now, so to have his life end so quickly, hit by a train as he was filming a spot for his protein shake, is just gut wrenching!
“We are praying for everyone you have left behind. There will be a void in the fitness industry and the whole world without you.”