Man dies at Southwest Museum Gold Line Station *

An elderly man died  late Sunday afternoon while he and his family waited for an Metro Gold Line train at the Southwest Museum station near Mount Washington. Paramedics arrived on the scene  but the man had already died, apparently from natural causes, said Metro spokeswoman Helen Ortiz Gilstrap.  Some nearby residents and motorists said they thought a crime had been committed at the station at Marmion Way near Museum Drive after spotting several squad cars and the man’s body – draped with a sheet – on the station platform sometime around 6 PM.  “There was no crime,” Ortiz Gilstrap said. “His family thought he was napping. When they couldn’t wake him, they knew something was terrible wrong.”   No information was immediately available about the age of the man – described as elderly – or where he lived,  Ortiz Gilstrap said.

* Update:  The deceased was an 82-year-old Los Angeles resident, according to Metro

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  1. and the point of this is? How about some sympathy, you know condolences for the family. or is that not the smug hipster way?

  2. @Thomas Egan
    Is that your way of sending condolences to the family or just an opportunity to create (tired) conflict where there really isn’t any?
    It seems to be a story in response to people asking if a crime occurred.
    Of course, people would be curious upon seeing something like this.
    And indeed, sympathies to this family.

  3. @Thomas Egan again

    I too am not a fan of the smug hipster way mind you, but I don’t see any of that in this post. A man died, peacefully, by all accounts, in the presence of his family. Many in our community would assume that a crime had been committed, and you can’t blame them for that. Gentrification is not for wimps. But this time something natural occurred, and how very sad it must have been for his family members present.

  4. I guess, I would have to say, how fortunate for this elderly individual to be spared the prolonged misery that marks the end of life for so many old people. To just move on in the midst of an ordinary moment… how much better than the alternatives that awaited him.
    Many condolences to the family. I hope the fact that he went to swiftly and easily is of comfort, once the initial shock has worn off.

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