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Billy Mays passed away (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)

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post Billy Mays passed away (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)

Post by Oblada on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:39 pm

Spirited TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead at his Tampa home earlier this morning, police said.

Mays, 50, lent his trademark booming voice to infomercials for products like OxiClean and Orange Glo.

His wife, Deborah Mays, found him at their home Sunday morning, the Associated Press reported. Tampa police said there were no signs of a break in or foul play.

An autopsy will be done by Monday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

"Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days," Deborah Mays said in a statement. "Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."

Mays, who got his start peddling products to passersby on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, has plugged Mighty Putty, the Ding King dent repair kit, and, most recently, the website ESPN360.com

"With every product you see me on TV with, I've turned down 100, 150 more," Mays told the News earlier this month, while in New York for a look alike contest. "I've been on TV for 11 years, and all I have is my good name."

"I compare myself to a big-league slugger, a quarterback, the doctor who delivers the baby," he said. "I'm not an inventor, but I'll take your product to the next level."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/28/2009-06-28_tv_pitchman_billy_mays_found_dead_in_florida_home.html

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Wtf, I just saw him on Conan O'Brien last week and he looked healthy. o.0 Man that's 4 celebrity deaths in what, less than 2 weeks? =(
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Post by mrsvixen on Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:13 pm

so freaky, he was just caught in a plane landing botch on saturday.
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Post by derrangedcookies on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:57 pm

He DIED?!!

Man..
I wonder why..
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Post by iliketobite on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:58 am

Sad He had his own tv show too, right? With the other guy that sells things. I saw one episode, and he did one ad with his family and it was really touching to him, and it was weird to see him OUT of commercials. He has a really distinct voice.. and I don't believe he looks like he aged at all either.
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