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Death of Silver Lake 'Walking Man' Ruled a Suicide

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Just a day after hundreds walked in his honor, the L.A. County Coroner officially announced that Dr. Marc Abrams' death was a suicide, according to the LA Times. The news confirms speculation heard throughout the weekend. Abrams, also known as Silver Lake's "Walking Man," was reportedly under investigation following an overdose death of a patient. Abrams was found dead on Wednesday evening, shocking the community because he was a daily fixture in the neighborhood. “He was found in the Jacuzzi with the Jacuzzi lid pulled over the Jacuzzi itself,” said Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Department of Coroner Investigations, to the times. “There was no suicide note found.” Some still remain wary of the news.