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 Post subject: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Tampa, Fla., police say Billy Mays, the McKees Rocks native and TV pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of such products as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

Authorities said Mr. 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.

Mr. Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, said the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.

Born and raised in McKees Rocks, Mr. Mays graduated from Sto-Rox High School, where he played football


http://post-gazette.com/pg/09179/980505-122.stm

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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:53 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
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Tampa, Fla., police say Billy Mays, the McKees Rocks native and TV pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of such products as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

Authorities said Mr. 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.

Mr. Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, said the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.

Born and raised in McKees Rocks, Mr. Mays graduated from Sto-Rox High School, where he played football


http://post-gazette.com/pg/09179/980505-122.stm


I heard he bumped his head on a Usairways plane after severe turbulence. He insisted he was ok then died in his sleep.

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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Wow.


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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Damn. Too many people keep dying this week. I really like Billy Mays. He took a struggling lifestyle of a door to door saleman, and turned himself into one of the most known infomercial faces of all time. I am glad he got to do those ESPN commercials before he died, because i can guarentee they gave him good money for those.


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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:47 am 
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Man I could not stand this guy. I'm sorry that he died, but I'm glad I won't have to listen to him yelling at me any more.


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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:57 am 
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He's no Ron Popeil.


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 Post subject: Re: Infomercial Icon Billy Mays is dead
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high mileage wrote:
Wow.

I doubt the sincerity of this "Wow". Seems like kind of a "Sham Wow" to me.


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