Walk to Honor 'Walking Man' Marc Abrams Underway in Silver Lake

A memorial walk organized shortly after the death of Silver Lake's Marc Abrams is following a portion of the local icon's daily route, and has drawn an estimated 1,000 people so far to take part.

Abrams' death prompted an outpouring of grief and fond remembrances from those who knew him—or those who just knew him from afar. There is an unfortunate dark side to the story, however, after reports of a criminal investigation into Abrams' medical practice and the possibility the 58-year-old's death may have been a suicide.

Said City Council President Eric Garcetti via Facebook, from the scene of the walk, which began at around 12:30 this afternoon: "Walking Man tribute walk in Silver Lake dr[aws] hundreds, proves LA does walk and does have amazing community bonds."