Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Robert Norris, a farmer referred to for his job as a unique “Marlboro Man,” passed away last Sunday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 90.
J.D. Wing, foreman for Norris’ Tee Cross Ranch horse program, affirmed his passing to USA TODAY. Norris had been in hospice care and was experiencing dementia.
Norris was one of the men featured in Marlboro commercials in the U.S. and Europe, according to a statement posted on his obituary and reported by the News Press.
Robert Norris Cause of Death.
We understand he suffered dementia was in hospice before he passed away.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
This weekend we lost a legend & one of Duke’s close friends, Bob Norris. Bob was a Colorado rancher & the original Marlboro man. He & his wife spent many Thanksgivings at 26 Bar Ranch with John Wayne and his family. Our condolences go out to the Norris family. pic.twitter.com/hF7MILAXto
— John Wayne Official (@JohnDukeWayne) November 4, 2019
Five men who portrayed the ‘Marlboro Man’ died of smoking-related illnesses.
However, the original Marlboro man, Robert Norris, just died of natural causes at the age of 90.
But let’s note, he never smoked. pic.twitter.com/fSVc0ghGWL
— Pitt Griffin (@pittgriffin) November 9, 2019
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