We don’t normally step outside of the Echo Park area for a post, but this one’s definitely worth venturing out. Anyone who’s ever ventured out to Silver Lake has seen and known or wondered about the tanned man walking briskly, wearing nothing but shoes, short shorts, and carrying a newspaper in one hand. This morning we learned the iconic Silver Lake resident and family practitioner had passed away, found yesterday according to the LAFD in the hot tub at his home.
Called the “Walking Man,” 58-year-old Marc Abrams has taken to the streets in all kinds of weather since the 1980s. I usually saw him walking along Hyperion or Rowena, which was part of his 15-mile walking route.
He will be missed!
Here’s a great audio slideshow from the LA Times (click on the image below):