TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at Florida home

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  1. IGETEVEN

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    TAMPA, Fla. – Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean made him a pop-culture icon, has died. He was 50.

    Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. It was not immediately clear how he died. He said he was hit on the head when an airplane he was on made a rough landing Saturday, and Mays' wife told investigators the TV personality didn't feel well before he went to bed that night.

    There were no signs of a break-in at the home, and investigators do not suspect foul play, said Lt. Brian Dugan of the Tampa Police Department, who wouldn't answer any more questions about how Mays' body was found because of the ongoing investigation. The coroner's office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.

    Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, told investigators that her husband had complained he didn't feel well before he went to bed some time after 10 p.m. Saturday night, Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

    "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 Sunday. "Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."

    U.S. Airways confirmed Sunday that Mays was among the passengers on a flight that made a rough landing on Saturday afternoon at Tampa International Airport, leaving debris on the runway after apparently blowing its front tires.

    Tampa Bay's Fox television affiliate interviewed Mays after the incident.

    "All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping," MyFox Tampa Bay quoted him as saying. "It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

    McElroy said linking Mays' death to the rough landing Saturday afternoon would "purely be speculation." She said Mays' family members didn't report any health issues with the pitchman, but they said he was due to have hip replacement surgery in the coming weeks.

    Even though he was a loud, irritating bastard, WTF....Who's next? :eek:
     
  2. ebear

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    Well

    Thats what happened to that actress whose name escapes me. She was married to that actor who starred in Held,Anyways she hit her head ski-ing and was supposidly ok and got an airbubble to the brain and dropped dead sometime later.
     

  3. Shotgun Shooter

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    I didnt want him dead, just not on the many, many commercials. He was annoying, I'm sure many people agreed. But, doesnt mean anyone wanted him dead. Best wishes to his family.

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  4. ebear

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    yeah

    I heard he will be buried with a bottle of OXYCLEAN. POOR BASTARD
     
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  5. markerdown

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    A whack to the head ain't nothin to mess around with. This is eerily like Natasha Richardson’s episode...RIP Billy.............markerdown
     
  6. Yunus

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    Anyone else watch the show "Pitchmen" it starred Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan and was a documentary style show about them and their informercials and how they discover the products. It is not a documentary because it was produced and edited by Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan but watching the show I grew to like him more and more as a person, he was funny and normal. He just turns his voice on for the infomercials.

    RIP pitchman


    Sham-wow guy maybe... We've had an actress, game show host, singer, ad guy all in the last week. I'd bet news anchor Walter Chronkite to be next.
    Walter Cronkite's Family: "He Is Not Expected to Recuperate" - E! Online
     
  7. Shotgun Shooter

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    Sham-wow guy=Vince LOL.

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  8. IGETEVEN

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    Indeed, head injuries need to be taken very serious. Inter cranial bleeds usually are very slow and will eventually kill you or place you in a serious coma. Thats why they emphasize the importance of you to stay awake and be observed in all head trauma and concussion situations and report any head aches or pain.

    R.I.P. Billy Mays
     
  9. anm2_man

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    When I was flying for business, I had a landing just like his. It was America West Airlines before the merger with US Air. Yes the the ceiling was no longer up there. Both tires blew out on the starboard side. One of the ceiling tiles was going to hit me, but I swatted it away. There were to many sparks coming from the wires and I figured it would burn my head.

    There were no injuries, but it was a wild ride.
     
  10. fapprez

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    Yeah, It's a shame. He lives just the other side of the bay from me and was sort of a regular on the local morning show I listen to. Seemed to be a real nice guy. I think I'll miss him more than Jacko. lol.
     
  11. cpttango30

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    I am sorry for his family, but as for him. I hope he burns in hell for them stupid infomercials. I can't stand the man it is ok to sell things on tv but when 99% of the crap you are pushing doesn't work something is wrong. I am sorry I couldn't stand the man and thought he was a douche bag.

    I hope the cremate him and put his ashes in a worthless oxyclean can and through them in the trash.
     
  12. Shotgun Shooter

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    Billy Mays ordering fast food, classic! [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtYdDK1uTDI"]video[/ame]
     
  14. dynastyofnext

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    I'm no scientist nor do I play one on TV, but since Obama became President too many people have died. I dont remember a single celeb dying during bushes 8yrs. Could it be obama is killing them off to please the commies who watch our shows? Could it be he's trying to destroy us with the loss of entertainment icons? I do not know, all I know is Oxiclean scammed me out of 20 bucks it did not get my whites whiter!

    RIP-Billy Mays
     
  15. Shotgun Shooter

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    Heath Ledger. :)

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  16. dynastyofnext

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    lol that doesnt count that was during the whole obama entry, he clearly must of done it as a show of faith.

    ok ok so maybe bush had Kanye west's mom killed because of that whole "bush doesnt like black people comment." So one person in 8 yrs, but obama has too many in one month.
     
  17. Shotgun Shooter

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    I agree. Not to mention 3 within 3 days. June 25-June 28th.
    FF/MJ June 25th and BM yesterday.

    Its not a coincidence. Especially since MJ was 50 and BM was 50. Hmmm...

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  18. Yunus

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    Would you prefer celebs dying in mass or regular people dying in mass?

    Maybe this is part of the Stimulus plan and a way to raise taxes. All of a sudden all these rich celebrities die and their heirs get a big cash influx which they might spend and the government gets the inheritence tax money, its a win win. Except for all the dead celebrities.
     
  19. cpttango30

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    How is that a bad thing. But why don't they start with the dgood ones like kid touchers Cruise and travolta.

    Look at this [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsLg4jqlJw]YouTube - Gymnast Shawn Johnson Put To Sleep After Breaking Leg[/ame]