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Darrell Winfield, Real Cowboy Who Played A Marlboro Man In Cigarette Ads, Dies At 85

Darrell Winfield, Real Cowboy Who Played A Marlboro Man In Cigarette Ads, Dies At 85
Darrell Winfield, Real Cowboy Who Played A Marlboro Man In Cigarette Ads, Dies At 85 © Marlboro

Darrell Winfield, one of the original ‘Marlboro men’ in the iconic cigarette ads, died Jan. 12 at the age of 85.

So sad. One of the men who appeared as the “Marlboro Man” across billboards, magazines and other advertisements for the cigarette company has passed away. Darrell Winfield passed away at his home in Wyoming on Jan. 12.

Darrell Winfield, Real Cowboy Who Played A Marlboro Man In Cigarette Ads, Dies At 85
Darrell Winfield, Real Cowboy Who Played A Marlboro Man In Cigarette Ads, Dies At 85 © Marlboro

Winfield, whose rugged good looks, flinty blue eyes and reddish mustache were central to one of the most successful ad campaigns of the 20th century, died Monday at his home in Riverton, Wyo., according to a statement from the Davis Funeral Home.

Darrell is survived by his wife, son, five daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild, Huffington Post reports.

The cause of Darrell’s death has not been released.

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