Update in mystery death of famed gynecologist Dr Jay Goldberg who died while out on a hike

DOCTOR Jay Goldberg, a famous Beverly Hills gynecologist, has been identified as the hiker who died while in Will Rogers State Historic Park’s Pacific Palisades on May 29.

Goldberg worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Women's Care Of Beverly Hills for over 20 years, according to their website.

An emergency call came in at around 11.30 am on May 29 while Goldberg was hiking along the Rustic Canyon.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement: "LAFD Air Ops located the patient and lowered two rescuers down.

"They conducted a patient assessment and determining death for an approximately 35yo [sic] male patient."

Fire crews responded to the scene where CBS reports, that Goldberg was pronounced dead due to a heart attack. A full autopsy will be conducted.


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After Goldberg's identity was revealed, tributes began to pour in for the doctor, as many celebrities in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas relied on him to deliver their babies.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp shared a touching tribute on her social media, saying her "heart is heavy" to learn of Goldberg's passing.

"I write this with the heaviest heart as we mourn the passing of Dr. Jay Goldberg," Mellencamp wrote on her Instagram.

"An incredible doctor to so many, he brought all of my babies into this world, saving Cruz’s life in the process.

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"I’m sure the many families he’s helped are also forever grateful.

"Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and loved ones as they mourn with the hope that the reminder of all the good he’s done brings some solace during this trying time."

Goldberg made an appearance on the Bravo show during a July 2020 episode in which he was seen giving Mellencamp a sonogram while she was pregnant with her youngest child, Dove.

Jaime Bronstein, an Instagram personality and licensed clinical social worker commented on Mellencamp's post, saying, "Dr. Goldberg was my doctor as well."

"He was beyond an incredible doctor and an extraordinary man.

"I always looked forward to my appointments with him because I simply adored him and loved talking with him.

"What a beautiful soul – I love him soo much, and it’s heartbreaking that I’ll never see him again. I’m sending healing prayers to his family."

CNN reporter Maeve Reston also shared her condolences on social media.

"Dr. Jay Goldberg was amazing & a gift to all his patients. We lost him unexpectedly last wknd [sic].

"I was lucky enough to see him [twice] last week where he kept me laughing through all the jitters.

"He was so psyched to get out on the trails over the holiday wknd. Died doing what he loved."

Bridget Phetasy called him "one in a billion" on Twitter.

"Dr. Goldberg delivered my baby five weeks ago.

"He was the best doctor I've ever had. Absolutely gutted for his family, friends, coworkers, and the thousands of parents whose [babies] he ushered into the world.

"A huge hole is left in the world. Mourning his tragic loss. I miss him."

Actress Betsy Brandt tweeted: "I am absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Dr. Jay Goldberg.

"[The] world will be less bright and less beautiful without him," adding that she is "so grateful to have known him."

Annemarie Wiley, the wife of NFL star Marcellus Wiley, shared her sentiments through her husband's Twitter.

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“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."

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