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  • RIP Greg Plitt

    Shocking and very sad. This guy was real inspirational to a lot of people.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...pdates-4999016

  • #2
    I am curious what everyone's thoughts are on this. I think it is tragic but I am being honest and saying that I had never heard the guy's name before, ever. I think he was more of a physique or fitness type of guy and only came on in popularity the last handful of years? I just can't believe I hadn't ever heard the name and yet so many other people had.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ken "Skip" Hill View Post
      I am curious what everyone's thoughts are on this. I think it is tragic but I am being honest and saying that I had never heard the guy's name before, ever. I think he was more of a physique or fitness type of guy and only came on in popularity the last handful of years? I just can't believe I hadn't ever heard the name and yet so many other people had.

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      I knew him as the body of Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen (source: IMDb). Billy Crudup provided the face and voice.

      I also remember seeing him in some Bowflex commercials. He was more of a fitness guy like you said, Skip. Websites like simplyshredded and bodybuilding.com have articles on him.
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      • #4
        He did dozens of magazine covers, and was featured in quite a few articles....I don't think he was a competitor per se, a fitness model/spokesman type.
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        • #5
          My best guess is that he knew he had a train coming at him from the back but was trying to add drama and effect to the video clip and just waited too long to get out of the way. He was probably either posing (unlikely) or doing and exercise and when he went to finally get out of the way, it was either too late or he slipped or tripped.

          Anyone have any more details?

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          • #6
            No more details but I have known of him for years as he originally had a lot of those "Is he a Natty or not?" questions about him on Natty boards and youtube.

            I have seen many of his vids and he always seemed crazy as in a bit mad. Case in point from a 2013 vid reposted since incident:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-t...&v=wkc8T7mTeRg
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            • #7
              Apparently, he was trying to outrun the train. I heard this today.

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              • #8
                Evidently a fatal attempt at pimping an energy drink.

                http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/20/greg-p...gy-drink-dead/

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                • #9
                  Yeah I knew of him as the bowflex guy, and as mentioned always lots of threads questioning if he was natty or not, and also remember a few threads discussing if cocaine was the source of his erratic behaviour and mid workout rants (I doubt this though, I think he just played up for the camera during his workout videos to try and be motivational). Though if he was trying to outrun a train, it makes you wander what was he thinking.

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                  • #10
                    It takes a very special kind of stupid to get hit by a train.
                    Ph.D., Theoretical Physics '16
                    kind of a douche

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                    • #11
                      There is a very tasteless Red Bull joke in there somewhere.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                        It takes a very special kind of stupid to get hit by a train.
                        agreed.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rainjack View Post
                          There is a very tasteless Red Bull joke in there somewhere.
                          I like the way you think.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                            It takes a very special kind of stupid to get hit by a train.
                            I am struggling to wrap my brain around why he would take such a chance to play it so close. I try to put myself in that position doing, say, the Longevity2 DVD and I wouldn't want to do SHIT around a fucking train - at least not anywhere near close enough to one that was running down the tracks.

                            You have to wonder if the supplement company that they were filming for will be sued because of the lack of permits.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                              It takes a very special kind of stupid to get hit by a train.
                              Darwin at work.

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