Photos: Hundreds Walk in Honor of Silver Lake 'Walking Man' Dr. Marc Abrams
If there's one thing that can be said about Silver Lake is that it's truly a community. One where neighbors band together, through good times and bad times, to make it home. When Dr. Marc Abrams, known as Silver Lake's "Walking Man," died last week (Update: now confirmed as a suicide), it struck the neighborhood in a big way. Big enough that four days after his death, around 500 people gathered to walk five miles of his lengthy daily route.
"Marc desperately loved Silver Lake," a close friend of Marc's said to the crowd before walking commenced on Sunday. "Somewhere along the way in him doing what he was doing without trying, he just created this regularity and this routine that the people who lived here could count on, and it was a part of their lives and part of their day just to see him walking down the street. And that's something a lot of us don't have.... it became a part of just living here and that's gone."