Greg Plitt, the “star” of Bravo’s “Work Out” show, was struck and killed by a train last month while allegedly filming a commercial for an energy drink which involved him trying to outrun a train. Sources indicate that his will was not witnessed so TMZ has reported that his father has applied to be the administrator of his $800K estate.
Three quick points:
1. TMZ is not the bastion of legal accuracy so they are incorrect in stating that Plitt’s father will determine which creditors get paid and “how the remaining money gets divvied up.” The intestacy statute of California requires that his parents will share his estate.
2. Any 37 year old should have a will. It is part of being a grown up even if adolescence is prolonged while being a fitness model.
3. While we know that Plitt fatefully disregarded his parents’ advice about not playing on train tracks, it remains uncertain if he disregarded his parents’ admonitions about not running with sharp objects in his hand, playing with matches, and looking both ways before crossing the street.