Alan Landers, a former cigarette pitchman turned anti-smoking advocate, died at his Lauderhill home Friday.
He was 68.
The self-proclaimed â€œWinston Manâ€ had been in a 14-year legal battle with R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies, claiming smoking caused his health problems. His case was scheduled for trial in April.
A survivor of two lung cancers, Mr. Landers was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for recently diagnosed tonsillar cancer. He also suffered from emphysema.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Mar. 2 to Mar. 7, 2009