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Marlboro Man dies of smoker disease

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn the U.S., actor Eric Lawson – Marlboro’s advertising face of late 1970s – has died.

He was 72 years old and the cause of death was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The handsome Lawson was the smoking cowboy in Marlboro print advertisements from 1978 to 1981.

Fox News reports that Lawson later appeared in an anti-smoking commercial that made fun of the Marlboro Man.

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