Runner Who Collapsed in Prospect Park Dies

The man was found in the park on the afternoon of New Year's Eve

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 8:43 AM EDT
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Runner Who Collapsed in Prospect Park Dies

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Police provided this photo of the runner, later identified as Rynn Berry, after he collapsed in Prospect Park Dec. 31.

A runner without identification on him who collapsed in Prospect Park on New Year's Eve and remained unidentified and unconscious for a week in a hospital has died.

Rynn Berry died Thursday at New York Methodist Hospital.

The 68-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition on Dec. 31. He was not carrying any identification.

His half brother, Charles Berry, identified him this week after seeing a photograph on social media of a man in a hospital bed with various tubes attached to him. The New York Times says he confirmed the death.

Rynn Berry was a respected figure in the vegetarian and vegan movements.

He self-published a book titled "Vegan Guide to New York City." He also wrote several other books on the history of vegans and vegetarians.

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