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Third Marlboro Man Actor Dies of Lung Disease

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From 1978 to 1981, actor Eric Lawson portrayed the iconic Marlboro Man in print advertisements, conveying the image of rugged masculinity the cigarette industry wanted to project for customers and potential smokers

This month, Lawson died of lung disease at age 72.

Lawson died at his San Luis Obispo, Calif., home on Jan. 10 from respiratory failure caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Lawson, told the Associated Press on Sunday

He is at least the third former Marlboro Man actor to die of a smoking-related illness, according to the AP. David Millar died of emphysema in 1987, and David McLean died of lung cancer in 1995 Read more...

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