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Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease


POSTED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:14am

Lawson appeared in Marlboro ads from 1978 to 1981

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.

Lawson died Jan. 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, his wife, Susan Lawson said Sunday.

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