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Memorial Walk for Silver Lake 'Walking Man' Planned for Sunday, Fans Call for Reservoir Path to Be Named After Him

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Silver Lake "Walking Man" Marc Abrams walking in front of a mural dedicated to him in Silver Lake | Photo by Gelatobaby via Flickr


Silver Lake "Walking Man" Marc Abrams walking in front of a mural dedicated to him in Silver Lake | Photo by Gelatobaby via Flickr
Hundreds of people plan to honor Dr. Marc Abrams this Sunday by walking a portion his daily 15-mile route. Known as the Silver Lake "Walking Man," Abrams was a neighborhood fixture and his death on Wednesday shocked many, causing an grief and heartbreak throughout the community.

A memorial Facebook page created Thursday already has over 2,500 "likes" anda Facebook group is calling for the path around the Silver Lake Reservoir to be named the "Marc Abrams Memorial Loop."

On Sunday, friends and fans are expected to walk that loop beginning at noon. Walkers are encouraged honor Abrams by doing as he did: "Pour on the sunblock, don your short shorts, bring along a folded New York Times and just walk - that’s what he would have done," explained the Facebook event page, where over 300 people have confirmed their attendance.

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The route, which is inspired by an LAist interview with Abrams in 2004, begins at the Silver Lake Recreation Center and will go for about two and a half hours (blogging.la has the specific details).

"This is shocking, I just saw him the other day," commented Janice Greaves on the event page. "It seemed like the walking man was timeless, ageless."

Previously: Fans of Silver Lake 'Walking Man' Express Grief, Admiration for Late Icon