Does anyone even care that Billy Mays died?

United States
June 30, 2009 3:40pm CST
Billy Mays from all of the late night infomercials and from Discovery Channel's "Pitchmen" died this last Sunday, and no one cares. No one even cared that Farrah Fawcett died the same day that MJ did. Billy Mays was on such infomercials as "Oxy Clean", "Orange Glow", and "Kaboom", and it seems like his death has taken a back seat to MJ's death and that isn't fair. I though Billy Mays was a great man, my heart goes out to his wife and kids, and he will surely be missed.
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@melon007 (32)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I happened to really like and appreciate Billy mays. He was a stand up guy who did promotions for companies, but he only did the commercials of the products that he felt were quality products. That says alot about his character. He was not willing to sell crap, or put his name behind it, which in todays world is a good quality trait.
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• United States
20 Jul 09
See, that is what I respected about Billy Mays, he did not sell crap or put his name behind it. He sold what he knew would sell and what would work.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I personally found him to be quite annoying so I wasn't too worried about his passing, but I do feel sorry for his wife. However, I do think that Farrah was a big deal and I wrote an article about her and Michael dying if you would like to read it on Associated Content- just look for articles by Carol Slater. I think that she got overlooked as she was expected to die as she had done so many interveiws about her cancer. However, Michael was a shock to everyone. Farrah had her affairs in order, I am sure. However, it doesn't seem like Michael thought that he would go anytime soon. They were all stars, but that doesn't make everyone love them the same.
• United States
1 Jul 09
He was a great man who helped alot of people, although he was arrogant he will be greatly missed.
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• United States
2 Jul 09
Thanks for the response, never thought that he was on the arrogant side.
• United States
30 Jun 09
cool dude man
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• United States
1 Jul 09
Yes, he was. Billy Mays was a real cool dude.
@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Billy Mays was a good guy. I just found out more about him cos he's from my area! I'm in Pittsburgh, PA, and he grew up and lived in McKees Rocks which is right next door...I've even gone to the church he's having his service at, and is probably being buried in the same cemetary my parents on in. I found out his mom is a notary public down the "rocks" which is what we call it. I never knew that, and in our newspaper there's a lot more about him and his life here. He sounded like a nice guy. I know what you mean, MJ kinda took over everyone, even Farrah Fawcett, and she fought valiantly to save her life. Michael, unfortunately, didn't take good care of himself. Good day!!
• United States
1 Jul 09
I care. His booming voice in commercials is part of the "background noise" to my everyday life and I will miss it. I had recently started watching the show "Pitchmen" and loved it, it was a great chance to see Billy as he is when he's not on a commercial, he was a funny guy with a big heart. He and Sully HELPED people make their dreams come true by helping people to get their hard work and nifty inventions to pay off. Many of those products he helped market help people in their daily lives by making things easier for them. Billy Mays was an honest man who worked hard, he EARNED his success. He then used that success to help others. He was a good man. In my humble opinion, he was a great role model, unlike so many other celebrities whose excesses and decadent behavior often hasten their own demise. Rest In Peace Billy Mays.
@kprofgames (3095)
• United States
1 Jul 09
THANK YOU! To be honest, I'm MORE upset about Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMann then the whole Jackson thing. I only recently found out about Billy May - how sad is that. My heart goes out to both their families. Billy Mays, lol, i just hear his voice when ever I see one of the products he represents. I can say this. At least their passing was done with respect and dignity. They didn't need a three ring cirucse going on around them.