George Gregory Plitt Jr. (November 3, 1977 – January 17, 2015)
A 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 nearby the tracks with a video camera in his hand.
One friend says he was filming an advert for a protein shake at the time.
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.
Fitness model Jamie Eason was one of the first to pay tribute, saying: “I am in disbelief and heart broken to hear of Greg Plitt’s passing today.
“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.”
Plitt modeled for Under Armour, Old Navy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Modell’s and Skimpies, among others, and appeared on covers and/or in editorials for Maxim, AXL, American Health & Fitness, Flaunt, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, FitnessRx for Men, Instinct Magazine, and Men’s Exercise, among others.
He was a certified personal trainer and trains clients out of Los Angeles where he lived. He was a member of the official MET-Rx athlete and was awarded the MET-Rx athlete of the year award for 2012. He was the author of the workout program MFT28 as featured by Bodybuilding.com.
Plitt was a global spokesperson/model for Thierry Mugler’s Angel Men and ICE*Men men’s fragrances. He had done TV commercials for Old Spice Body Wash, ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, Under Armour, MTV, Zoli Sinks, Gold’s Gym Power Flex, Bowflex and has lately taken acting roles. Images of his body were used to create Dr. Manhattan’s muscular physique in the 2009 film Watchmen.
He has also appeared in several movies and television shows.