POSTED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 7:14am
Lawson appeared in Marlboro ads from 1978 to 1981
Hollywood, CA — 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.