Debi Austin

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: iconic anti-tobacco advocate who had smoked a cigarette through a hole in her throat to illustrate the struggle of nicotine addiction in the mid-1990's public service ads, and who began smoking at age 13 but her larynx was removed at age 42.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: April 13, 1950

 

Died: February 22, 2013

 

Location: Van Nuys, California