Just as no man has power over the spirit or can restrain the spirit, so no one has power over the day of death. Just as no one is discharged during a war, so wickedness will not allow those who practice it to escape. All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm. (Ecclesiastes 8:8,9). Alan is missed by family and friends and prayers continue to pour out for his family may you all have peace.
And no resident will say: “I am sick…”Isa 33:24. We can expect this to be a reality in the near future; perhaps you or I may see those missing from our lives due to sickness that leads to death. Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends.
I'd just like to offer my condolences and say that I remember this man very well throughout my life from the magazine ads. I did'nt know he was an acting teacher.I discovered this as I was reading about George Maharis,clicked,and realized I knew this man from magazines,and do care.I'm so sorry to hear that he passed away so young,and my prayers are with his loved ones.Sincerely,David Alonzi
Alan was a great acting teacher and a great friend. To lose him this way, so close to finally getting his day in court against the tobacco indusrty is cruel. He would have been great up there on that witness stand.
I knew Alan in highschool and he was a wonderful guy. I saw him again in Florida and he still had that great charm and personality. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Thank you Alan for taking on the big boys although I did not know you, I did know you through being an ex-smoker with emphysema thank you for taking up the fight.
Jodie Clark London
It is an unfortunate thing cigarettes. The pain that is left in their wake is enormous. I didn't know Alan. But I know many Alans. I cry for my own family's cigarette victims and I worry about my own future health.
Outlawing tobacco in all forms and naming the law for Alan --- now that would be something. Get angry Alan's family. We will support you.
Just another tobacco victim.
I used to show the Winston pictures in my drug education class to teach students about the hidden messages contained in the ads. I promise to remember all that you have done to curb tobacco use and keep advancing the message to kids that smoking KILLS!
Mark Szabo, M.Ed.
Certified Health Education Specialist
This passing hits home with me as I lost my own father in January to cancer as well after he'd smoked for 60 years. My thanks to Mr. Landers for his efforts to raise awareness to the hazards of tobacco and sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
My sincere condolences to family and friends of Alan. We had lost touch but we had some really nice times together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Alan and I first met when we both had roles in the very first episode of "Americas Most Wanted." He played the bank robber, Leslie Rougie and I played the FBI agent that arrested him. We stayed in touch from that point on. I called him last week and he said he felt terrible. That was the last time I talked to him. Rest in peace Alan.
I finally quit smoking after 30 something yrs. I hope it dosent catch up to me. Mr Landers I knew
your ads. and the marlboro man.
We were all taking our chances.
I hope you rest in peace now.
alan and i worked at the living room nite club in nyc in the sixties. we have stayed in touch all these years alan was a class act. he will be missed.
I got to meet Mr. Landers when he came to our school in Upper Sandusky, Ohio when I was in the 7th grade. He gave his presentation with such power. For the next two years he came back to other functions and each time is was more powerful. I feel blessed to have known him and will always remember his great personality and smile and positive comments to me. You are in a better place with no more pain and suffeing and we have another angel watching over us. Rest in peace my friend.
When I read the story of Alan Landers it just broke my heart to see this young man suffering and now just hearing that he passed away really got to me. I am a smoker and right now my mother is suffering from similiar symptoms and I tryed so many times to quit and it is so hard. I just pray for the family and everyone out there that is going threw the this situation..May God Bless U and Everyone
Didn't know Mr. Landers. Only knew of him.
Dad died of emphasema. Smoking is an insidious habit. Mr Landers fought the for the good. Here's to hoping more like him are here to take up the cause.
I just read the "story" of Alan Landers & was deeply touched by his fight against the tobacco industry. I am sorry that he didn't make it to trial, but am sure he is in a better place. May God bless him and his family.
We will miss you Alan especially at our Thanksgiving gatherings. I know how you suffered the last few weeks of your life. You were determined to make your mark in history and you did. Hopefully others will learn how harmful smoking can be.
Alan was my acting teacher and I only been working with him for 8 months but within that time he opened a whole new world to me. I will miss you deeply, sir. And as you say "Luv you Babe"
I also had the pleasure of working with Alan during several of his visits to Ontario, Canada. He had such a presence and made a definite impact in the lives of young people he encountered. He was an incredible person who will be missed.
I had the pleasure to be Mr Levine's insurance agent and I must say he was a very special, kind man. May he rest in peace.
You left your mark on this world. Now it's up to you to do it again on your next journey.
May the wind be always on your back.
ALAN WAS A MAN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE. wHEN WE WERE AT THE GYM HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH AND WAS ALWAYS POSITIVE EVEN THOUGH HE WAS FIGHTING A BATTLE. I WILL MISS HIM AND WHEN I THINK OF HIM IT WILL PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE. GOODBYE ALAN....BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
I had the pleasure to work with Alan on several occasions in Ohio going to the county schools and to our Relay For Life. I know that with his powerful presentation that he changed and saved many lives. Whoever came in contact with him was always touched. It makes me very sad that he did not get to see his day in court.
I will never forget him and am very thankful that I was able to call him my TRUE friend.
I studied with Alan in the early 90s. He was a forceful presence. He will be greatly missed.
Alan was the Best.... I new him for 20 years and talked to him once a week. It is so sad that he died before he went to court. He tried so hard to make it... Sally and I will miss him alot...
Alan visited us in Canada several times and toured Ontario talking to teenagers in schools. I have no doubt that he prevented countless deaths and suffering by encouraging young people not to smoke. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed.