Sunday, June 28, 2009

Billy Mays Found Dead At Home

From the Associated (with terrorists) Press:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- 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.
Since I've actually watched "Pitchmen" a couple of times (loved the scene when Mays "helped out" fellow huckster Anthony Sullivan by chumming the waters Sullivan was swimming to test an anti-shark device) and been subjected to Mays' loud latenight commercials, his death will affect me more than that of Popfreak Michael Jackson.