Initial reports suggest Plitt was shooting video on the tracks with two friends when the collision occurred
George Gregory Plitt Jr., 37, an actor and fitness expert who was featured on the Bravo TV series “Work Out” and on the NBC daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” was killed in Burbank after being struck by a Metrolink train, authorities said Sunday.
The train hit Plitt at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, near the Burbank Metrolink Station on Front Street, according to the Burbank Police Department. Plitt was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.
There were 180 people on the train when the collision occurred, investigators later determined. Witnesses said Plitt was shooting video on the tracks when he was killed. “I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand,” Metrolink passenger Victor Crowell told KABC-TV.
Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows told TheWrap the cause of the accident had not yet been determined. But Meadows added, “a video camera was seized as evidence at the scene.” Hours later, police Sgt. Chris Canales confirmed that a small camera crew was with Plitt at the time of his death. “We don’t know what they were filming out there and suicide has been ruled out,” Canales said.
Plitt recently shot several episodes for a new Bravo series called “Friends to Lovers.” He is scheduled to make his first appearance on an episode that will air in about six weeks, a Bravo spokesperson said Sunday in a statement issued to TheWrap.
“This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Greg’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time,” the Bravo spokesperson said.
According to his biography on Bravo.com, Plitt graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and was a Ranger in the U.S. Army before embarking on a career in entertainment.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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