Billy Mays Meets Untimely End

Billy Mays

Billy Mays

In a week that has seen surprising announcements of the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson, we now learn of today’s passing of iconic TV advertising pitchman Billy Mays at age 50. Mays was found unresponsive in his home in Tampa, Florida. Reportedly Mays hit his head hard on a plane that suffered a blown tire, and wasn’t feeling well afterwards. Full details are pending.

Mays is best known for his loud and boisterous personality, selling products such as Oxi Clean, Mighty Putty, Hercules Hooks and Kaboom! Mays was just recently picked up by the Discovery Channel as a co-star in the new series Pitchmen.


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