November 3, 1977 – January 17, 2015
“Life is not about where you start and where you end, it’s about the distance you travel in your life.”
Greg had a “thing” about working out on railroad tracks. Perhaps he was a foamer.
His body was used for Dr. Manhattan with the big blue weenus in Watchmen. His body image was projected onto the body of another actor.
Source: Popular Mechanics
On Saturday, January 17, 2015 he was fucking around on the train tracks in Burbank, as you do. He was with friends and was shooting video, probably for his exercise blog. Because that’s what you do on train tracks, isn’t it?
At 4:10 p.m. he was on the tracks near Front Street in downtown Burbank. A witness said, “He had on all black. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand.” Witnesses watched in horror as the southbound Metrolink Train 268 approached and struck him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Source: NBC Los Angeles
Police said, “This was clearly not a suicide.”
It was just a rude fucking thing to do.
The passengers had to be taken from the train and put in buses to get to their destination.
Trivia: The day he died was leg day.
“I have no fear of death.” – Greg Plitt
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has related information is asked to contact Burbank Police Detective Michael Edwards at (818) 238-3264.
Rest You Piece.
UPDATE – Monday, January 19, 2015:
Channel 7 News updated their website Monday morning. “The conductor said that he was coming southbound on the train he hit the horn and the brakes to try and stop, but Mr. Plitt did not seem to react to the train’s horn,” Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.
The Extremely Shy Greg Plitt
Troy and I went on a field trip to attempt to find the exact location where Greg Plitt was struck by a train. Big ol’ train. I’m gonna get that train.
I found another previously published workout video online of Greg giving fitness instructions on the railroad tracks exactly where he was killed. See that Silo thingy on the right behind him? Well, the bridge is behind him too.
Silo behind on the right.
This is from the opposite angle, so in the photo above he is beyond the silo, back to us.
Here is video I shot less than 24 hours after the accident.
This is the last thing that happened in Greg’s life. Note the POLICE TAPE still on the tracks.
Friends of Plitt were interviewed on Monday, January 19. Warren Coulter, “He just made a mistake.” His girlfriend Christina Stejskal said, “He was just trying to get the best shot.”
Metrolink said that the train’s engineer saw Plitt on the tracks and sounded the horn. He then hit the emergency brakes.
Source: LA Times
When the Police Tape disappeared, this X was put there.
Here is where his body landed – you can see the white barricade on the right.
The body had “severe trauma” but was intact when he landed after impact.
This is a sad story, no doubt. His body was taken to Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Something tells me this will be a cremation.
Am I the only one interested in seeing the video he or his friends were shooting?
As I’ve always said, people who “get it” really get it. People who don’t Reallllllllllly don’t.
I wonder if these were Greg’s ketchup packets.
The extremely shy Scott Michaels showing off his abs.
Hey, ask me. I’ll dance.