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Billy Mays has died
« on: June 29, 2009, 08:24:34 AM »
Billy Mays, the loud, fast-talking pitchman who epitomized the infomercial spokesman, died Saturday at his home in Tampa. Mays, who would have turned 51 on July 20, was found by his wife. Police do not suspect foul play.

However, Mays was aboard Saturday's U.S. Airways Flight 1241 flying from Philadelphia, which suffered a rough landing when its front tire blew out. He told a Tampa TV station that he was struck in the head during the incident. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Dressed in a trademark blue shirt and khaki pants, the husky, bearded Mays had been among the best-known infomercial hucksters on TV for more than two decades, pitching cleaning products, wonder tools and other "as seen on TV" items that eventually made their way into retail stores.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/advertising/2009-06-28-billy-mays-obit_N.htm

That's 4 celebrity deaths (Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Billy Mays) in the last week.

R.I.P. Billy.


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Billy Mays has died
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 08:46:39 AM »
What gets me is that it was from a minor jolt on the flight, from what I understand.  Nothing particularly disastrous injury-wise, but it killed him.

This is a lot of celebrities to go down... RIP all of them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 10:30:50 AM »
Wow, this is a horrible time for celebrities. First Ed, then Farrah, then Michael, and now Billy. How many celebs are gonna keep dying? RIP Billy Mays.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 05:06:21 PM »



Will definitely be missed.
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