Twice-Boosted Celebrity Doctor, 53, Dies of Heart Attack While Biking
Last Sunday, there was news that a hiker was found dead by first responders inside Will Rogers State Park. It’s now been revealed that the decceased was the popular local doctor Jay M. Goldberg who was actually riding his bike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Dr. Jay Goldberg, Ob/Gyn at @CedarsSinai was a great man and a real mensch! In great shape too! 😢 Passed away while biking at Will Rogers State Park. #BDE pic.twitter.com/05Uwccqxo4
— Afshine Emrani MD FACC (@afshineemrani) May 31, 2022
Only 53, Doctor Goldberg worked at Cedars-Sinai Beverly Hills as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He had many celebrity patients, including the wife of NFL star Marcellus Wiley and daughter of musician John Mellencamp.
The doctor’s cause of death is listed as a heart attack.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center mandated the COVID jab for all its employees in August 2021. Goldberg was fully vaccinated and twice-boosted; he just recently received his fourth shot of synthetic mRNA.
Dr. Goldberg volunteered overseas every year with Doctors without Borders. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Over his 26-year career, he delivered thousands of babies.
Goldberg graduated from Montclair College Prep High School and attended University of California – San Diego.
“RIP Dr. Jay Goldberg. He delivered all three of my babies, and safely got me through two indescribably difficult deliveries. He was a gift to so many. Holding my babies extra tight tonight And thanking him for all he has done for me and my family 💔” #rip
-Annemarie Wiley pic.twitter.com/44wobSQZaA
— Marcellus Wiley 🧢 (@marcelluswiley) May 31, 2022
Rest in peace DR. Jay Goldberg you was a great man ! thank you for employing my mom and thank you for bien a good person with her & with many ! may god give strength to your two boys & wife ! https://t.co/qsYMukhgda
— Ever D LArios (@EVERLA) May 31, 2022
UPDATE: The medical examiner of L.A. county has published its determination that Doctor Goldberg died from a myocardial infarction, with coronary artery atherosclerosis as a secondary cause. Hypercholesterolemia is also listed as a significant condition that likely contributed to his death.