‘This Tragedy Came From the Best Intentions’

As authorities examine the Metrolink practice collision that killed Bravo “Work Out” star Greg Plitt this previous weekend, the actor and health professional’s family members are attempting to come back to phrases together with his dying.

Plitt’s girlfriend, Christina Stejskal, was not with him on the time of the accident on Jan. 17 in Burbank, California. However she says the 2 had been planning a future collectively, and he or she needs his followers to know that he was a considerate man with “the biggest heart.”

“He was one of the most hardworking people I have ever met,” Stejskal instructed TheWrap. “He was always trying to deliver the best. This tragedy came from the best intentions,” Stejskal stated as she defined that Plitt wished to share his health movies to encourage others.

“Everyone has these amazing stories about how he touched their lives in some way, he was so thoughtful … he was a big strong man. Everyone referred to him as Superman, but he just had a heart of gold,” she recalled fondly. “I just want people to know the real him.”

Police have stated Plitt, 37, was working on the practice tracks whereas two crew members filmed him for a sports activities drink video.

“As the train approaches, the train conductor sounded its horn. But Mr. Plitt continued to run … and was struck by the train,” Burbank Police Division officer Joshua Kendrick instructed TheWrap Wednesday. Nonetheless, the crewmembers have insisted that they didn’t know Plitt could be working on the tracks, in line with Kendrick.

Whereas Stejskal was with the sports activities guru that morning earlier than he left for the practice station, she has additionally stated she didn’t know they had been planning to shoot on the tracks. “There were some ideas tossed around about what they wanted to shoot that day, I think it was all very spur of the moment,” she stated, including, “I wish it hadn’t ended the way it did.”

Plitt and Stejskal had been collectively for round 18 months after assembly via their moms, who had been pals.

When requested if the previous skilled skydiver had a daredevil aspect, Stejskal replied, “He went to West Point and was an Army Ranger, so it’s safe to say that. But you never thought anything would happen, he was like super human.”

The actor and former Calvin Klein mannequin had filmed different health movies alongside the identical stretch of the Metrolink line the place he died, performing numerous feats of power on the tracks. “So it wasn’t unfamiliar territory,” defined Stejskal, who careworn: “I wasn’t there, I wish I was — I wish I could have said ‘no, don’t do that.’”

Anita Bennett contributed to this report.

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