Friends, Family Of Reality-Fitness Star Greg Plitt In Shock Over Death On Train Tracks
INSIDE EDITION is learning more about the tragic death of the TV fitness guru who lost him life while he was shooting a video along the railroad tracks.
Greg Plitt, famed for killer abs and bulging biceps, appeared on the cover of more than 200 fitness magazines.
He was also known for doing his workouts at a railroad site in Burbank, California, to avoid paying for a gym. He often filmed workout videos there using the rails to do pushups.
In one video, he had prophetic words, “Being in a situation like this, your endorphins are going to start pumping, not for the fear of getting run over by a train or something like that. You don't want to be stupid.”
Plitt was walking along the tracks in a restricted area with two friends. He was reportedly filming a video. One witness saw him stumble over the tracks and moments later, he was mowed down by a train.
Police said the conductor sounded the horn but Plitt did not react. The conductor also hit the brakes but couldn't stop in time.
The former Army Ranger is a West Point graduate. He starred on a Bravo TV show called Work Out.
Sadly, he was in the cast of a new Bravo show that premiered just last week, a dating show called Friends to Lovers. It features good looking couples who start out as platonic friends and asks whether their relationship should turn into romance.
A spokesperson for Bravo called Plitt's death "a terrible tragedy."
Joe Donnelly is a close friend, he spoke to INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret.
Moret asked, "What do you want to say to folks who suggest that Greg was a daredevil or reckless?"
Donnelly replied, "He was not reckless at all. This is a freak accident, a once in a lifetime thing that happened. He wasn't an adrenaline junkie. That was just Greg."
See More of Donnelly's Interview with INSIDE EDITION
A small memorial is growing at the spot where Plitt was killed doing what he loved most.