Billy mays: Dead @50

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    Exclamation Billy mays: Dead @50

    SUNDAY JUNE 28TH, 2009

    TAMPA, Fla. - Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

    Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m.

    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.


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    As hyper as he was, he must have blown a gasket. Too bad...too young.
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    I didn't like the guy until I started watching the "Pitchmen" show. He grew on me. Seemed like a decent guy.
    Apparently he had a rough landing on an airline, and wacked his head hard, shrugged it off. Could have caused a subdural hemorrhage, though the media isn't saying yet.

    Anyway, too bad, 50 years old.
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    Billy was kind of a local hero around here. He was frequently on the local radio stations doing interviews. He will be missed. R.I.P. Billy
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    I could never watch him for any longer than 2 minutes.
    His "unique" constantly yelling high pitched voice was incredibly irritating and it used to grate right on the core of my nerves.
    On the bright side he was good practice for my reflexes because as soon as I saw his face I would "draw" the remote and hit the "MUTE" button.

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    Rough week for celebrities, huh...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    On the bright side he was good practice for my reflexes because as soon as I saw his face I would "draw" the remote and hit the "MUTE" button.
    That is exactly my reaction when I first hear any of the 'free credit report.com commercials. I can't mute it quickly enough.

    With Billy Mays gone, does that elevate the 'slap chop' guy with the headphones as the number one pitchman? God help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    That is exactly my reaction when I first hear any of the 'free credit report.com commercials. I can't mute it quickly enough.

    With Billy Mays gone, does that elevate the 'slap chop' guy with the headphones as the number one pitchman? God help us.
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    I sure hope it isn't contagious! I turn 50 real soon and I want to make it at least to 75. I guess the only thing going for me is "I am NOT a celebrity" !
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