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Sunday, January 18, 2015

SHOCKING NEWS: Greg Plitt Has Died

Greg  Plitt 1977-2015
Updated 6 p.m. EST

Greg Plitt died Saturday afternoon in Burbank, California.

Greg Plitt was an extremely well known  American fitness model and actor, who in unique ways brought his body work and outlook into the mainstream.  

Greg was born on November 3, 1977 and grew up in Lutherville Maryland.  His mother was an interior designer and his father was a real estate agent.  Throughout his life, although living in and loving his life in California, he maintained great affection for the place he grew up.  

He was a Class of 2000 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and served in the military for five years.  He also visited often the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, from which his older sister graduated.   

In recent years, he was greatly excited by the successes of the Baltimore Ravens, and attended those Football Games when he could.  

He was both Airborne and Ranger qualified, and served as an Army Ranger for five years.  He also conducted fitness training for military and future military. 
Greg Plitt always brought great enthusiasm to his work, and his characteristic smile and energy projected beyond his friends and contacts to be felt also by viewers of his modeling and television work performances.   He modeled for Under Armour, Old Navy, Calvin Klein and other companies,and was well known for his pictures and writing in magazines such as  Maxim, AXL, American Health & Fitness, Flaunt, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Men's Health, FitnessRx for Men, Instinct, and Men's Exercise, among others. 
He is well remembered by viewers and fans for his starring role in the television series Work Out, where his good old boy act upset his uptight female boss, but helped his clients and made the show much more watchable.  He also did TV commercials for Old Spice Body Wash, ESPN's Great Outdoor Games, Under Armour, MTV, Zoli Sinks, Gold's Gym Power Flex, Bowflex and had lately taken on other acting roles. 

Images of his body were used to create Dr. Manhatttan's muscular physique in the 2009 film Watchmen. 

He has also appeared in many other movies and television shows, one of which was to premiere on Monday night.  
Greg's quotes are also well known, as he was quite able, when needed, to use language well in order to motivate people.  

Here are four of his well known quotes:

"It’s called the pump people, you got to experience it, it’s one of the better highs in life , you don’t need to shoot up for it ,you don’t need to snort it, all you got to do is sweat for it."

"Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life."

 "Whater the mind can concieve and believe, the mind can achieve"

 "The difference of the differential between achieving success and the pain of failure is the differential between the intestinal fortitude to get back up and be a winner in life from going to work in the differential of success is life."
Joe Donnelly sadly reported on his  fitness site that this great fitness guru and model Greg Plitt  had died on Saturday in Burbank.  Joe states "It is with a heavy and tragically sad heart I inform you that Greg Plitt was killed today by a train in Burbank."
Reports state today that Greg Plitt died while filming video footage of Metrolink and other trains.  Reportedly filming an ad for a protein drink. 

He was with a some friends, taking pictures and filming various takes with trains and train tracks in the background,  and possibly feared being caught between a fence and a train which was approaching.  He was near a platform for commuter trains, but the tracks there are used by a variety of other commercial and passenger trains.  These include fast moving detached engines, detached from the rest of their trains. 

Witnesses report that as he was he was moving to get out of the way, but either froze in front of the train or stumbled and fell on the track, and was struck by the train.   
Police investigation is ongoing.   (Updated information will be posted as available).  

He will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and fans.  

Please feel free to leave your tributes, thoughts or to share your sadness in the comment section below.  

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Xersex said...

a very strange death!!!

Rex said...

It is now thought that he was hanging with friends, taking pictures and videos of trains, and was on a track he shouldn't have been when a train hit him. said...

... sad indeed.