Sunday, June 28, 2009

Billy Mays, 1958-2009. R.I.P.

TV pitchman Billy Mays, with his loud voice, loud beard and even louder blue shirts, was found dead this morning in his Tampa home. He was 50.

No cause of death is known at this time but foul play is not suspected. Mays was on a U.S. Airways flight yesterday that blew out its tires. Some passengers had bumps and bruises but no one sustained any serious injuries.

He promoted a variety of products including Oxy Clean, Mighty Putty and, of course, Orange Glo.

Mays starred in a reality show called Pitchmen which aired on the Discovery Channel. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien to promote it last Tuesday.

2 comments: said...

I am very shocked to hear of his passing. I loved watching him do infomercials for products such as Mighty Putty, Mighty MendIt, Hercules Hooks, Big City Sliders, and Kaboom!, among others. He seemed very energetic and interested in the itams he was selling. RIP

Grant said...

I just saw Billy Mays in a news interview yesterday and he looked 100% healthy