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Billy Mays, Infomercial King, Found Dead

Posted by Casey on June 28, 2009

Billy_maysBilly Mays was found dead this morning in his home by his wife at age 50. Billy Mays was the undisputed king of the direct marketing infomercial industry. He was well known for pitching Oxy Clean, Orange Glow, and for his role in the Discovery Channel show “Pitchmen.”

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Mays was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry to May’s residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon.

Mays, 50, was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, reported.

US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises, according to the station.

Authorities have not said whether Mays’ death was related to the incident.

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Billy Mays’ son reported his father’s death on Twitter this morning … please show them some support.

To relive some of Billy Mays’ best infomercials go here.

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2 Responses to “Billy Mays, Infomercial King, Found Dead”

  1. Crazy8 said

    As much as I found the guy to be annoying, I’m gonna miss him. One more thing, the stuff he hawked always worked as well as he claimed

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