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Monday, January 27, 2014

Marlboro Man Dies of COPD

Eric Lawson as the landmark "Marlboro Man" billboard above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1997 will come down if new anti-smoking regulations are adopted. (John Chapple/Getty Images) It seems that the rugged cowboy from the late 70's fell to the one thing that gave him fame.   Eric Lawson was hired to appear in print Marlboro ads from 1978 to 1981.  His other credits include "Charlie's Angels," ''Dynasty," "Baywatch," "Baretta" and "The Streets of San Francisco."  He also appeared in an anti-smoking commercial that parodied the Marlboro man and an "Entertainment Tonight" segment to discuss the negative effects of smoking.
 He died Jan. 10th at this home in San Luis Obispo, CA.  A very ironic end to a nice looking man.  Condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers.
Above picture found on Yahoo.

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