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TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

Infomerical pitchman Billy Mays has died, Tampa police confirm. He was 50.

Mays, who was known for selling products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, was found dead by his wife Deborah Mays at their home in Tampa, Florida.

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

On Saturday, Billy was on board a U.S. Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport from Philadelphia. Billy tweeted, “Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.”

During an interview after the incident, Billy said, “All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head.” Authorities haven’t connected the incident to Billy‘s death yet.

Billy‘s son @YoungBillyMays is currently with the family. He says. “Not quite sure what to say right now. All the support from you guys does help.”


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# 1

Is the grim reaper taking a walk through tinseltown?

# 2

That’s 4 people now. :’(

# 3

RIP<3 you were the only one ever able to persuade me to buy oxi clean. you are a million times better than the shamwow guy. i love you<3

# 4

that is crazy! has not been a good week for hollywood

# 5
SecretAffair @ 06/28/2009 at 12:43 pm

wait! what the hell is going on? this would be the most sad and weird week i ever had. Ed Mcmahon,Farah Fawcett,M.J and now Billy Mays?

# 6

Um…wasn’t he just on Jay Leno or Conan recently?

# 7

Wow, I just see the previews on that show last night and was thinking about those guys. What the heck is going on? 50 is not that old, it makes you think about your own mortality, especially if you are creeping up on that number. Praying for all the families that have lost loved ones lately.

# 8


# 9
s33dyb3tch @ 06/28/2009 at 12:52 pm


NOT EVEN FAIR!!! Billy Mays you were the BOMB, oxyclean will never clean again!!! Now we’re stuck with the shamwow guy that beats up hookers and the australian one. DAMNIT!!! Is 50 the new 80 or something?!

“The 50-year old pitchman was a passenger Saturday on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires and made a hard landing at a Tampa airport.

A US Airways spokesperson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers complained of bumps and bruises.”

evan chandler confessed yesterday that he lied about being molested by Michael Jackson!!!!!

krung krung @ 06/28/2009 at 12:59 pm


======================================================did they all die in the smae week?

This is scary now! The Grim Reaper is trolling through Hollywood now! This is the 4 celebrity death this week!

Billy May’s cracked me up. I liked him. RIP Billy.

ScreamingDarkness @ 06/28/2009 at 1:06 pm

@krung krung: yup, they all dided in tha same week. Sad, I know. =[


omg.whats wrong.this is getting scary now.

This just makes what I know is true…. one had best be right with
our Lord as we never know minute to minute if this breath we are taking may be our last.

forever56 @ 06/28/2009 at 1:26 pm

What the heck?!!? Nooo!!! I was just starting to like him too!!

crazy. RIP

and this, is the saddest death of all!

That is messed up! My condolences to his family. What a sad week it’s been. :(

Now, if all the other infomercial talking heads would just follow him into the light…. (sorry, couldn’t help it)

why is everyone dying!?!!??!?!

omg i know now 6 people dead including the hollywood stars.. this is creepy =|

@djl your comment was funny, but not in a disrespectful way. cause I agree what is going on in Hollywood? This is starting to freak me out.

Though this is truly sad. My condolensces to his family.

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