Infomercial Pitchman Billy Mays Has Died at Age 50

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
June 28, 2009 11:58am CST
Billy Mays, the bearded commercial pitchman known for promoting OxiClean and other products, died this morning at age 50 in his home in Tampa, Florida Sunday morning. No foul play is suspected. http://www.xomba.com/infomercial_pitchman_billy_mays_had_died_age_50
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• Canada
28 Jun 09
That guy's voice annoyed the crap out of me. I just wanted to throw something at the TV screen when he came on with his stupid yelling. I have never been interested in buying any product pitched by someone like that. Talk about product pitching, I could have easily pitched something right at him, for yelling. LOL
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• United States
28 Jun 09
I'm with you on that one. If his commercial came on in the lunchroom @ work we all had a fit..lol On the other hand I know he was married & had a family so I feel for them.
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Thank you! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who feels this way. Every time he came on TV, I immediately changed the channel. There's no way I'd buy a product from someone like this. It's the same with this car salesman here where I live. He's so annoying...always yelling, always hitting the cars with his hands (I kid you not)...I refuse to do business with this clown.
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• Brazil
28 Jun 09
Oh my GOD! Take care the famous people that are 50. You all are dying. First was Michael Jackson, now Billy Mays. You can be the next!!! Oh! I almost forget, you need to live in USA. Until now, but anytime if can change the country. I repeat again! Take care. Sorry for Billy Mays. Sry the bad english. Regards, Scorpionok.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Yeah, it seems that if you're a well-known person and are 50 or over, you might want to be nervous. Fortunately, I'm totally anonymous, so hopefully that mean's I'm OK.
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• Brazil
28 Jun 09
Hehehehe, Yeah! I just hope this to happen only with famous. Sometimes the virus take mutations! O.O Regards, Scorpionok.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Jun 09
I wonder if he had a bad heart or something unknown wrong about him and after all the press and the sobs given to Michael Jackson and hardly any to Farah Fawcett, how much expressions of grief and sorrow will be given to him. Is there discrimination and are some people more important than others and is it not based on talent but something else that we should not base it on? Anyway, Mr. Mays was very effective in getting people to try out new products, so you can say he was successful in his own way. I hope they find out what killed him. It also shows that sometimes there will be something wrong with someone, and we do not know about it. I feel sorry for his family.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 Jun 09
He got hit on the head by something that fell during a flight the day before, and said he wasn't feeling well when he went to bed the night before. I wonder if that had something to do with it... supposedly they might know the results of the autopsy Mon. or Tues.
• United States
28 Jun 09
He was just on Conan O'brien the other night and it was so funny. I feel so bad for his family but I seriously won't miss his commercials. I can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep with the TV on then had nightmares of people yelling at me only to wake up and find him yelling out one of his TV infomercials.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
28 Jun 09
His wife said he wasn't feeling well when he went to bed last night. I feel sorry for his family but at the same time I glad that those annoying loud commercials won't be made. i just hated to have him come on the tv and start yelling. he must have appealed to some people or he wouldn't have been on so long.