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A throng of several hundred people walked through Silver Lake  today  to honor the memory of Marc Abrams – the Walking Man – who died Wednesday.  Councilman Tom LaBonge spoke to the crowd before it began walking along many of the same streets that Abrams – who often strolled the neighborhood shirtless while reading a folded newspaper – followed nearly every day.  Abrams remains a beloved figure for many in Silver Lake despite revelations that the 58-year-old doctor was under investigation in connection with the overdose of one of his patients. Silver Lake resident Sandy Driscoll, who snapped photos while taking the walk, said via email:

“I just got back from the walk.  It was wonderful.   I had intended to walk only for a mile or so, but found it so inspirational that I (and my dog) did the whole thing!”

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Photos by Sandy Driscoll and Jesse Saucedo

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