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Greg Plitt Dead: Fitness Guru & Actor Killed By Train While Filming

19/01/2015 09:24 GMT | Updated 19/01/2015 15:59 GMT

A fitness model and actor was killed after he was struck by a train while filming in Southern California on Saturday.

George Plitt Jr was being filmed by two men on the railroad track north of the Burbank train station when he was hit by a Metrolink passenger train.

Investigators, who interviewed witnesses who saw the 37-year-old standing on the track even as the train's horn was blaring, have ruled out a suicide, said Burbank police Sgt Scott Meadows.

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Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a train on Saturday in California

It appears Plitt may have believed the train was on a nearby, parallel track, Meadows said.

"It's like a blind turn," he said. "When the train came, you might not be able to tell which set the train is on."

It was not immediately clear what the men were filming. Investigators are trying to determine who directed them to film on the railroad track.

The men were in a restricted area on the tracks, Sgt. Mark Stohl said.

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Plitt had appeared on more than 200 magazine covers

Plitt also went by the name Greg and was a well-known fitness model.

The actor and West Point graduate has appeared on more than 200 magazine covers, Bravo's reality television show "Work Out" and "Friends to Lovers" and NBC's daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives," according to a website in Plitt's name.

A motivational video on the website shows Plitt working out on the tracks as a Metrolink train passes by.

Plitt was born in Baltimore. He served five years in the Army after graduating from West Point, the website said.

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