Thursday, January 28, 2010

whatever happened to the marlboro man?






does anyone know if he still exists? the only one I know of these days resides over on ree drummond's excellent blog "pioneer woman" and as far as I can tell he's never smoked in his life.

11 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow, that is a lot for a pack of cigarettes, I am so glad I quit smoking, been free for 12 years! I believe the Marlboro Man passed away from Cancer, Great picture though.

James said...

I also heard that he died of either cancer or aids. It could be a rumor though.

Bibi said...

Yes, it's true. He did die of (lung) cancer a while back. I imagine you can Google it. I really hate cigarettes/cigarette smoke.

I remember the dancing packs of Pall-Mall on (what show was it?) TV when I was a kid.

SquirrelQueen said...

Same as the others, I heard he died of cancer. If he were still alive and smoking he would be broke soon with prices like that.

VP said...

It seems that there were three of them, all dead of cancer: Marlboro man.

bobbie said...

Yes, I too have heard that he died of lung cancer.

I started smoking at 16. It was "the thing to do". But I quite when pregnant for the first time, 50 years ago, because it made me feel sick.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow! 6.99 for a pack of cigarettes? I am thinking that the Marlboro Man can no longer afford this habit.
Susan

Daryl said...

I believe Marlene is right, he died, of lung cancer .. seriously..

$6.99 a pack?

Insane.

Janie said...

Sad, but not unexpected, that the Marlboro men died of lung cancer. I always love the ads for the horses and scenery, but the cigarettes never made much sense to me.

Mark Kreider said...

Sad but true, the Marlboro man died of lung cancer. I used to smoke them and yes, I had the hat!

Louis la Vache said...

uh...
He died of lung cancer....

(Editor to «Louis»: Why don't you read the others comments before posting, you stupid vache!? Then you might come up with something original. Doubtful, but you might...

«Louis» to Editor: Why don't you wander off and harass some other blogger and leave me alone?...)