BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A public memorial service will be held Saturday for reality TV star and fitness model George Gregory Plitt Jr., who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Burbank while filming near the tracks.
The service for Plitt, 37, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive, in Beverly Hills, according to Plitt's website. Another service will be held next week in his hometown of Baltimore.
"We are devastated over the loss of our son," Plitt's family posted on the website. "Your messages have uplifted us and give us strength. We thank you for that. Greg's soul is now with our heavenly Father. May his spirit live on through his website and through each of you."
Plitt may have been running alongside the tracks at about 4 p.m. Saturday when he apparently fell in front of the southbound train.
Friends told various media outlets Plitt was filming an action sequence when he was killed, while there are other reports that he was filming a commercial for an energy drink.
Metrolink official said Plitt did not have permits to be filming alongside the tracks.
The Burbank actor and fitness model was a former Army Ranger and Calvin Klein model, who had previously been featured in the Bravo TV series "Work Out" and on the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives." He has also appeared in films including "Terminator Salvation," Grudge Match" and "The Watchmen."
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