Dr. Jay Goldberg, 53, was hiking in LA’s Will Rogers State Historic Park on May 29th when he suffered a heart attack and passed away.
The famed Beverly Hills doctor was declared dead on the scene in the mountainous park by responding paramedics.
Goldberg’s high-profile clientele list included the wife of musician John Mellencamp, Teddi Mellencamp of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and the wife of NFL star Marcellus Wiley.
He also delivered the three kids of Wiley, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars and co-hosted ESPN’s SportsNation.
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53 years old. Out hiking. Seemingly fit.
Died of heart attack..🤔https://t.co/TVkdCoWsoY
— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) June 3, 2022
So young and healthy and just dropped dead suddenly. I used to go to Cedars and I know Will Rogers State Park well. Alleged heart attack. Just gone too soon. Guess what he had? You can take a guess below. The you know what. pic.twitter.com/P71NEsw6I1
— Erin Elizabeth Health Nut News (@unhealthytruth) June 4, 2022
Daily Mail reported:
After the Cedar Sinai doctor was identified, many of his celebrity patients took to social media to praise Goldberg.
‘I write this with the heaviest heart as we mourn the passing of Dr. Jay Goldberg,’ Teddi Mellencamp wrote on Instagram as she shared a clip of Goldberg’s appearance on the reality TV show.
‘An incredible doctor to so many, he brought all of my babies into this world, saving Cruz’s life in the process,’ she added, referencing her seven-year-old sun who suffers a heart condition.
‘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.’
Wiley, who played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars and previously co-hosted ESPN’s SportsNation, took to Twitter to deliver a message from his wife, Annemarie, who saw Goldberg for all her pregnancies.
“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
‘RIP Dr. Jay Goldberg,’ Annemarie wrote. ‘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.
Actress Megan Weaver, of Flipping Out and Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, also lamented the doctor’s death while sharing a photo of her together with Goldberg after he delivered one of her kids.
‘There are no words to express how much I love Dr. Jay Goldberg,’ Weaver wrote on Instagram. You guided my children into this world and have been caring for my aging body all the years after. I felt safe in your care.
‘You are one of the world’s greatest people. I miss you. I love you. Rest In Peace Jay.’
Actress Betsy Brandt, who played Marie Schrader Breaking Bad and stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, described Goldberg as a ‘wonderful human being’ and said she was honored to have known him.
I am absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Dr. Jay Goldberg…the world will be less bright and less beautiful without him.
— Betsy Brandt (@betsy_brandt) June 2, 2022
‘I am absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Dr. Jay Goldberg,’ she wrote on Twitter. ‘The world will be less bright and less beautiful without him.’