Fitness Guru and model/actor Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a commuter train Saturday while filming a commercial for a protein shake on tracks in Burbank, California.
Sgt. Chris Canales of the Burbank Police Department told USA TODAY that Plitt died at approximately 4:05 p.m. He was apparently shooting video with a group of friends on the southbound track of the Burbank Metrolink station when he was hit by an oncoming train.
According to an article in the Mirror, 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.”
Plitt was known for appearing on Bravo’s reality series, Work Out, and will soon appear on Bravo’s new series, Friends to Lovers. He graced the covers of many fitness magazines and romance novels and was a mentor and inspiration to many in the fitness world.
The accident is still under investigation and no further details are available. We here at SLR Lounge are always sad to hear of accidents of this nature. The best bet for safety is to just steer clear of tracks and if you absolutely must film or photograph near them, obtain the proper permits and permission. For more information, please read our train track safety articles here: