Several hundred people turned out Sunday for a walking tour to memorialize Silver Lake's omniscient Walking Man, who was found dead in a hot tub Wednesday night. The walkers took the path that 58-year-old Marc Abrams, often shirtless and in neon running shorts, was well-known for strolling.
The walk came on the heels of a report in the Los Angeles Times indicating Abrams, a physician who closed his office last year, was under investigation for allegedly doling out prescriptions for powerful drugs, sometimes signing them as “Dr. Kevorkian,” “Dr. Pepper” and “Dr. Dre.”
Lt. Brian Elias of the Los Angeles County coroner's office told the New York Times that suicide hasn't been ruled out as a possible cause of Abrams' death.
The New York paper notes that the investigation and a possible suicide could complicate efforts to name his favorite walking path, around the Silver Lake reservoir, after the doctor.