Authorities say Mays was pronounced dead Sunday morning after being found by his wife at home. There were no signs of a break-in, and investigators do not suspect foul play. The coroner's office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.
Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, says the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.
Mays was also featured on the reality TV show ''Pitchmen'' on the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Billy Mays, 50, Found Dead; No Foul Play Suspected
Tampa police say Billy Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 50.