Charles Herbert, 85, who portrayed the ruggedly handsome "Marlboro Man" commercial cowboy for eight years, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a stroke. Mr. Herbert, who didn't smoke, was one of the early models selected by Philip Morris for its cigarette advertising. He was "discovered" while working as a carpenter on a scaffold in Greenwich, Conn., in 1957.
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, 70, an opera singer who gained international acclaim with a repertory of nearly 90 roles, died Tuesday of liver cancer in a Bloomington, Ind., hospital. Mr. Rossi-Lemeni, a music professor at Indiana University who also wrote five volumes of poetry, was a modern impressionist painter and opera stage director. "Boris Godunov" is widely believed to be his greatest role. He sang it in fluent Russian learned from his mother. Once when he performed "Boris" in the Soviet Union, he received 48 curtain calls.
The Venerable Thonkhoune Anantasounthone, 67, Laos' Buddhist leader, died Sunday in a hospital in the capital, Vientiane. No cause of death was given. Mr. Anantasounthone, a monk for 48 years, was president of the Lao Buddhist Fellowship. He was involved in the international peace movement and in November 1983 hosted a meeting in Vientiane of Buddhist leaders from Laos and its allies, Vietnam, the Soviet Union and Mongolia. Their joint statement blamed the United States for the danger of nuclear war.