The Marlboro Man Died At Age 90 This Week

fmdog44

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I thought he died decades ago. Apparantly he was the original but I swore there was a story years ago that he died ironically of lung cancer.
 

Ken N Tx

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I thought he died decades ago. Apparantly he was the original but I swore there was a story years ago that he died ironically of lung cancer.
Model David Millar, one of the original Marlboro Men who appeared in television commercials for the cigarette brand in the 1950s, died of emphysema at the age of 81 in 1987:

Wayne McLaren, who posed for some promotional photographs on behalf of Marlboro in 1976, succumbed to lung cancer at age 51 on 22 July 1992.

David McLean, who appeared in many Marlboro television and print advertisements starting in the early 1960s, also died of cancer at age 73 on 12 October 1995.

In 2014, Eric Lawson, another television actor who appeared in Marlboro advertisements between 1978 to 1981, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the age of 72.
 

PVC

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Model David Millar, one of the original Marlboro Men who appeared in television commercials for the cigarette brand in the 1950s, died of emphysema at the age of 81 in 1987:

Wayne McLaren, who posed for some promotional photographs on behalf of Marlboro in 1976, succumbed to lung cancer at age 51 on 22 July 1992.

David McLean, who appeared in many Marlboro television and print advertisements starting in the early 1960s, also died of cancer at age 73 on 12 October 1995.

In 2014, Eric Lawson, another television actor who appeared in Marlboro advertisements between 1978 to 1981, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the age of 72.
Unless they were not addicted to smoking when away from the camera, they were lucky they lived into and past their 70's. McLaren is the only one who died young.

When watching old black and white films I'm always surprised how ALL the actors lighted up and smoked. Makes me wonder if it was just the culture back then or they were paid to show the actors smoking.
 

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