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'Walking Man' of Silver Lake, Marc Abrams, dies at 58

July 22, 2010 | 12:58 am

  Walkingman

The Los Angeles County coroner early Thursday confirmed the death of Marc Abrams, 58.

Abrams earned nicknames such as the Walking Man, the Silver Lake Walker, the Reader Walker and the Walking Doctor because he has been taking long walks through Silver Lake since moving there in 1980.

Abrams said recently that he logged up to 200 miles a week at a pace of 5 mph. There’s even a mural showing him in action

His death was first reported by NBC Los Angeles.

– Times staff reports

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Photo credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

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