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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Insider Information on the Billy Mays Celebrity Death

Mays, 50, the emphatic and well-known seller of the OxiClean stain remover, the Zorbeez super chamois, a sticky substance called Mighty Putty, gadgets like electronics and and even items related to Direct TV Systems, was found unresponsive in his Tampa, FL home Sunday morning. He was declared dead by a fire rescue crew at 7:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Christopher Ugles, a spokesman for the Tampa Police Department.

The cause of his death was unknown, but Mays had told his wife, Deborah, that he didn't feel well after a U.S. Airways flight he was on made a bumpy landing Saturday afternoon. In an interview with a local Direct TV station, Mays said he was struck on the head by a falling object during the landing.

Later, the airline confirmed that Mays was on the flight.

Mays was not known so much as an innovator; TV infomercials have been around for decades, and other small-screen pitchmen,have become quasi-household names.

In April, the Discovery Channel began airing "Pitchmen" - Billy Mays newest show. You can get this show on a Direct TV Service.

Our hearts go out to the Mays family in their time of grief. Billy, you will never be forgotten!