July 30, 1929 – January 12, 2015
“Come to where the flavor is.”
DarrellWinfield, one of the original hot cowboys of the Marlboro ads, has died inRiverton, Wyoming
Hewas one of several macho men hired by the Leo Burnett Agency to represent thebrand Marlboro. Reds to be exact. Interestingly but notsurprisingly, several of those men have died of smoking related illnesses.
WhenI put the first fag in my mouth it was a Camel Light. I moved onto NewportLights, then MAGNUM lights then Marlboro lights. 50 cents a pack. Boy did I suck those fags down. Now in California, it’s about 7 bucks apack. In Britain it’s £8.99 a pack of 20. That’s almost 14 USdollars for a pack.
Winfieldwas diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and tried many natural, sometimes NativeAmerican treatments including Medicinal Sweats.
Friendsdescribe him as a “MAN’s Man.” RRRAAARRRRRR!
Hewas 85 years old.
Hedied in his home in Riverton.
Hisfuneral will be or was held at the DavisFuneral Home inRiverton.
A “Celebration of Life” will be heldat a later date.
Donations may be made to any Children’sCharity.
The relationship with Los Angeles and the iconicMarlboror billboard onthe Sunset Strip went sour with the smoking ban.
Eventually they changed his cigarette to looklike a limp cock in his mouth, an instead of the word Marlboro, it saidimpotence.
Eventuallyit was taken down altogether.
After25 years as a smoker, I quit 11 years ago. I used the AllenCarr method. Now it was a cheaper to listen to their online lecture back then. Ilistened to it and stopped smoking immediately. Worth every penny.
People might ask, “do they brainwashyou?” I would say – you’ve already been brainwashed to think you can’tquit. It shocks me how many people have taken up smoking in recent years.
I love you guys, but you stink.