Debi Austin, the woman who became famous for smoking through her voicebox in anti-smoking PSA has died last week at the age of 62.1AUSTIN

In the PSA, Austin says in her raspy voice between belabored breaths: “They say nicotine isn’t addictive.” She takes a drag from a cigarette through her voicebox and asks: “How can they say that?”


Her family released this statement: “True to Debi’s spirit, she was a fighter to the end and leaves a big hole in our hearts and lives. Debi will be remembered fondly by who those who love her to be caring, courageous, very funny and always there to offer advice or lend a hand. She was passionate and outspoken about what she believed in and deeply touched all who knew her or heard her story.” Thanks.