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Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html ^

Posted on 06/28/2009 9:26:20 AM PDT by jakerobins

DEVELOPING: Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets — died Sunday, FOX News confirms.

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, MyFOXTampa.com 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.

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

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billymays
RIP MR. Mays...You were one heck of a pitchman......
1 posted on 06/28/2009 9:26:20 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

But wait, there’s more...oh, wait, there isn’t.


2 posted on 06/28/2009 9:27:44 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: jakerobins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmvdeNa67E

The above is comedy, but I do not think BM would mind!


3 posted on 06/28/2009 9:28:15 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: jakerobins
Already posted here
4 posted on 06/28/2009 9:28:24 AM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: jakerobins
RIP Mr. Mays.

That had to be a very frightful landing yesterday.

5 posted on 06/28/2009 9:29:46 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: jakerobins

This has to be horrible for his family— an absolute nightmare. Top it off with an autopsy. Hard to take in.


6 posted on 06/28/2009 9:29:58 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Dysart

Are you saying this story is a hoax?


7 posted on 06/28/2009 9:31:49 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: jakerobins

Here are the REAL TV spots:

http://www.asseenontvvideo.com/Billy-Mays.html


8 posted on 06/28/2009 9:32:39 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: NautiNurse

No. I totally blew that. Had multiple tabs open, and was trying to link to the one posted already on BM. Sorry about the confusion.


9 posted on 06/28/2009 9:33:20 AM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: Dysart
TBO: Billy Mays found dead in Tampa home
10 posted on 06/28/2009 9:33:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Dysart

Why the link to a hoax article? This is from Fox News Entertainment via Tampa. Is it also a hoax?


11 posted on 06/28/2009 9:33:45 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: jakerobins

His funeral is costs 19.95 plus shipping and handling.


12 posted on 06/28/2009 9:33:48 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Dysart

I wondered about the hoax angle! Thanks for cleaing it up.


13 posted on 06/28/2009 9:34:30 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: Clara Lou

Wow I have watched a couple episodes of hisreality show “Pitchmen” on Discovery and he seemed like a nice enough guy and good old fashioned American entrepraneur. He appeared to have a good relationship with his college age son who was following in his footsteps as a commercial director. Sad day for infomercial land.


14 posted on 06/28/2009 9:34:33 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: PhiKapMom

No. No. Sorry please see earlier post.


15 posted on 06/28/2009 9:34:57 AM PDT by Dysart (It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong--Voltaire)
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To: jakerobins

Billy was on of the Good Guys


16 posted on 06/28/2009 9:35:25 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Dysart

I saw your comment right after I sent my comment! Thanks!


17 posted on 06/28/2009 9:37:10 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: DainBramage

LOL,now that’s heartless, LMAO


18 posted on 06/28/2009 9:37:18 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Dysart

19 posted on 06/28/2009 9:37:23 AM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: Dysart
Saw speculation he may have sustained a head injury from the rough landing at TPA. No corroboration.


20 posted on 06/28/2009 9:37:32 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: jakerobins

Now this is a loss. Some of that stuff he sold really worked. I have him to thank for OxyClean.

“HI! BILLY MAYS HERE!”

My sympathy to his loved ones. 50 is young...


21 posted on 06/28/2009 9:37:43 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: jakerobins

Sad. He was on Conan last week with Sullivan the Brit-sounding pitchman.


22 posted on 06/28/2009 9:38:36 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: NautiNurse

Forgot to mention Kaboom, that’s another good product he pitched.


23 posted on 06/28/2009 9:38:42 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: jakerobins

“who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets”

He built his fame yelling at me, though lord knows I can’t remember anything he yelled besides his own name.


24 posted on 06/28/2009 9:39:10 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: jakerobins

Head bump, just like Natasha Richardson!


25 posted on 06/28/2009 9:39:28 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: jakerobins

Wish it were that Vince idiot instead.


26 posted on 06/28/2009 9:40:41 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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