Death of the smoking icons…….

Former Marlboro Man, 72, becomes FIFTH actor from iconic cigarette ads to die of lung disease
Eric Lawson portrayed iconic cigarette-puffing cowboy from 1978 to 1981
He appears to be the fifth actor or model who has died from a smoking-related disease
David Millar, who played the rugged mountain man in the 1950s, died of emphysema in 1987, David McLean, died of lung cancer in 1995, Wayne McLaren died in 1992 and Dick Hammer died in 1999
Lawson also featured in hit US TV show Beretta, Charlie’s Angels and Baywatch
Later appeared in anti-smoking commercial that parodied Marlboro man
Died aged 72 on January 10 from smoking-related respiratory failure
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