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Skip to comments.Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home
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.
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But wait, there’s more...oh, wait, there isn’t.
The above is comedy, but I do not think BM would mind!
That had to be a very frightful landing yesterday.
This has to be horrible for his family— an absolute nightmare. Top it off with an autopsy. Hard to take in.
Are you saying this story is a hoax?
Here are the REAL TV spots:
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.
Why the link to a hoax article? This is from Fox News Entertainment via Tampa. Is it also a hoax?
His funeral is costs 19.95 plus shipping and handling.
I wondered about the hoax angle! Thanks for cleaing it up.
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.
No. No. Sorry please see earlier post.
Billy was on of the Good Guys
I saw your comment right after I sent my comment! Thanks!
LOL,now that’s heartless, LMAO
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...
Sad. He was on Conan last week with Sullivan the Brit-sounding pitchman.
Forgot to mention Kaboom, that’s another good product he pitched.
“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.
Head bump, just like Natasha Richardson!
Wish it were that Vince idiot instead.