Marlboro Man Wayne McLaren succumbed to lung cancer in 1992
Marlboro Man David McLean was felled by emphysema in 1995
Lawson became a smoker at just 14 years old, according to his wife Susan. Later in life, he appeared in an anti-smoking ad and discussed the negative health effects on smoking on “Entertainment Tonight.” But he was never able to quit. “He knew the cigarettes had a hold on him. He knew, yet he still couldn’t stop,” Susan Lawson told the Associated Press.