Winston Man, Alan Landers dies of lung cancer..

March 3, 2009 - Alan Landers, who was known as the Winston Man, lost his battle with the lung disease just one month before he was due to testify in court against cigarette manufacturer RJ Reynolds. The 68-year-old had led a multi-million dollar crusade against the tobacco industry, four decades after he first appeared on billboards and in magazine adverts across the U.S. to promote cigarettes as cool.

Related news brief: WINSTON MAN, DYING OF CANCER, SUES R.J. REYNOLDS.., February 19, 2009.

Reference: The Winston Man dies of lung cancer... just one month before he was due to testify against big tobacco company" by Jacqui Goddard, Mail Online, 3/2/2009; Alan Landers, former Winston cigarette model, dies by SARAH LARIMER, Associated Press, 3/3/2009.