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.

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.


joker said...

I am shocked to hear of his death. I loved watching him on television promoting products such as Mighty MendIt, Hercules Hooks,, Kaboom!, and Big City Sliders, among others. Those products are amazing, and the main reason I bought them was because of the commercials featuring him. RIP Billy Mays

Grant said...

Billy Mays will probably become more popular by association with all the other celebs that died this week