So sad. ‘Work Out’ fitness star Greg Plitt was filming a commercial for a protein shake when he was struck by a commuter train, tragically ending his life at age 37. A new report reveals how the fitness instructor, model and actor was killed by the train.
Greg Plitt, 37, literally lived life on the edge during his career as a renowned fitness instructor, known for pulling dangerous stunts. But his life sadly ended on Jan. 18 when he was hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank, Calif., while filming an ad to sell sports drinks. Here’s what happened.
Greg Plitt Death: How He Was Hit And Killed By Train
Greg, who was wearing all black at the time, attempted to outrun an oncoming commuter train while filming his advertisement, a source tells TMZ.
The accident tragically happened when he tripped and fell on the tracks, and couldn’t get up in time to outrun the train. Greg filmed a couple stunts near railroad tracks before, and the promotional video for his website is strangely enough filmed on a railway.
Sources tell the site that Greg was an “adrenaline junkie,” and got a rush out of pulling dangerous stunts like this. Unfortunately, he wasn’t so lucky.
Greg Plitt: Fitness Instructor & Model
Greg had an impressive array of talents, and his life was too short. He was a Calving Klein model turned fitness guru, starring on Bravo’s Work Out.
Along with Calvin Klein, Greg also modeled for Under Armour, Old Navy Jeans, Modell’s and more. He graced numerous magazine covers including Maxim, Men’s Fitness, and Men’s Health.
The certified personal trainer also starred in TV commercials for Old Spice Body Wash, ESPN, Under Armour, and MTV.
Our thoughts go out to Greg’s family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
— Julianne Ishler