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Billy Mays
Born William Darrell Mays, Jr.
July 20, 1958(1958-07-20)[1]
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 28, 2009 (aged 50)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Other names Billy Mays
Occupation Television direct-response advertisement salesman
Years active 1993–2009
Home town McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays[2]
Deborah Mays[2]
Children Billy Mays III
Elizabeth Mays
Parents .Billy Mays, Sr.^ Don’t Connect 8,471 Views · Tagged bill mays , billy mayes funeral , billy mays , billy mays funeral , billy mays funeral pic , billy mays sr , billy mays t-shirt , billy mays' funeral , funerals , viral .
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^ All my prayers to Billy SR. and Billy 3 and the rest of the Mays family.
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Joyce Palm
.William Darrell "Billy" Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)[3] was an American television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.^ By osthar on May 20, 2009 .

^ By billy mays ftw on May 19, 2009 .

^ By William on May 28, 2009 .

.His distinctive beard and impassioned sales pitches made him a recognized television presence in the United States and Canada.^ His distinctive beard and 'caps lock' sales pitches made him an easily recognized presence, and drove up sales of nearly every product he pitched.
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^ His distinctive beard and impassioned sales pitches made him a recognized television presence in the United States and Canada.
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^ His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognized television presence.
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[4][5]
.Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and began his career as salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk.^ Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and began his career as salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
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^ Willam “Billy” Mays Jr. Was born on July 20th, 1958 in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
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^ He used to sell portable washing machines on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
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.He traveled across the United States for 12 years, selling various items before he was hired to sell OxiClean and other products on the Home Shopping Network.^ He traveled across the United States for 12 years, selling various items before he was hired to sell OxiClean and other products on the Home Shopping Network.
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^ He was particularly successful at hustling the products on the Home Shopping Network.
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^ He moved up to home shows, auto shows and state fairs across the United States of America.
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.His success as a TV pitchman led him to found Mays Promotions, Inc.^ His success as a TV pitchman led him to found Mays Promotions, Inc.
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^ TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at hom...
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^ In stories June 28 and June 29 about the death of Billy Mays, The Associated Press misstated the relationship between the TV pitchman and one of his survivors.
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.On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel began airing PitchMen, a documentary series that featured Mays.^ On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel began airing PitchMen, a documentary series that featured Mays.
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^ But the Discovery Channel's television series PITCHMEN, not surprisingly, Mays to have been so much more.
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^ The two starred together in the Discovery Channel series, "Pitchmen."
  • Visitation Today For TV Pitchman Billy Mays Today - News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wpxi.com [Source type: News]

.On the morning of June 28, 2009, Mays' wife found him dead in his home.^ Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Florida, home on Sunday.
  • Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Now ... Billy Mays? - St. Louis News - Daily RFT 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC blogs.riverfronttimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By William on May 28, 2009 .

^ June 28, 2009 2:10 PM .
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Contents

Early life

.Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, attended Sto-Rox High School, and was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.^ Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Penn., not far from Pittsburgh, on July 20, 1958.
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^ Billy's funeral was on July 3 in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania -- and all his pallbearers were decked out in the blue shirts as well.
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^ Born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958, Mays developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other "As Seen on TV" gadgets on Atlantic City's boardwalk.

[1][6] .He later attended West Virginia University, where he was a walk-on linebacker on its football team during his two years there.^ He was a high school star of football in Western Pennsylvania, and upon graduating hoped to parlay his athleticism into a college sports career at West Virginia University.
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^ Mays, who had two hip replacement surgeries last year, talked about dealing with continuing discomfort during a commercial shoot in Gulfport in April.
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[7] After dropping out, he worked for his father's hazardous waste company before moving to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1983.[1]

Career

.On the Atlantic City boardwalk Mays sold the Washmatik portable washing device to passersby,[8] along with other "As Seen on TV" products.^ He used to sell portable washing machines on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
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^ Yea, but Billy Mays sold products on TV. .

^ Billy started by selling washing machines on the boardwalk of Atlantic City.

[1] .In Atlantic City, he was taught how to sell by the older salesmen, saying "I was taught to pitch by a lot of old pitchmen.^ I say I’m the last pitchmen schooled on the boardwalk on Atlantic City.” .

^ Billy Mays’ advertising career started when he would sell products to people on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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^ No one knows yet what happened to one of the world's most famous, most successful pitchmen, straight out of the original Atlantic City Boardwalk School of Salesmanship.
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That's the kind of style I have."[1] .Mays then traveled to home shows, auto shows, and state fairs across the United States for a period of twelve years, selling various maintenance products and tools, including cleaning products and food choppers.^ He traveled across the United States for 12 years, selling various items before he was hired to sell OxiClean and other products on the Home Shopping Network.
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^ After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network, now known as HSN. .
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ William Darrell "Billy" Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009) was a television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.
  • Billy Mays Probably Died From Heart Disease | Dlisted 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]
.At a Pittsburgh home show in 1993, Mays struck up a friendship with rival salesman Max Appel, founder of Orange Glo International, a Denver-based manufacturer of cleaning products.^ After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network, now known as HSN. .
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^ At a Pittsburgh home show, Orange Glo founder Max Appels microphone malfunctioned and Mays gave him one of his as an act of kindness.
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^ Billy Mays became a public face with The Orange Glo products.
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He was then hired by the company to promote their line of cleaners, OxiClean, Orange Clean, Orange Glo, and Kaboom on the Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg, Florida.[9] .Customer response to Mays' sales pitches was enthusiastic, with a sharp increase in sales after his first day on the network, although some reviews were poor.^ Sophomores Matt DeChant and Max Mays led the Scarlet and Gray on the first day in Happy Valley, recording Top 5 finishes in the weight throw.
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^ Sarah Ellerstein worked closely with Mays when she was a buyer for the Home Shopping Network in the 1990s and he was pitching Orange Glo products.

^ A few months later, Appel hired Mays to pitch Orange Glo on Tampas fledgling Home Shopping Network.
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.He was very well known for shouting in an abrasive manner during infomercials.^ Infomercial King Billy Mays, dies at 50 Billy Mays, most well-known for his OxiClean commercials, died in his sleep last night, according to the Discovery Channel.
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For example, Washington Post staff writer Frank Ahrens called him "a full-volume pitchman, amped up like a candidate for a tranquilizer-gun takedown".[10]
.Mays was the CEO and founder of Mays Promotions, Inc., based at his home in Odessa, Florida.^ William "Billy" D. Mays, Jr. Making a name for himself as a television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.
  • Daily Kos: TV Spokesman Billy Mays Dead 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network.

^ His success as a TV pitchman led him to found Mays Promotions, Inc.
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[4] .His services as a pitchman became highly sought-after, and he appeared in commercials for many diverse "as seen on TV" products such as Mighty Putty.^ Mays was a spokesman for Orange Glo and detergent OxiClean and appeared in commercials for other products.
  • Billy Mays, OxiClean pitchman, found dead - CNN.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Following the success of the HSN campaign, he has been featured in television commercials and infomercials, including As Seen On TV spots.

^ TV commercials for the Mighty Putty Super Pack and Mighty Tape will begin airing this month.
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.Mays claimed to be an avid user of the products he promoted.^ The enthusiasm of Billy Mays was founded on his firm belief in each and every product he promoted.
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^ Some products Billy Mays was best known for promoting were Hercules Hook, SQV Ultimate Ladder, OxiClean, Kaboom and Orange Glo.
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^ Not only did Mr. Mays promote these products, but he also used them.
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[11] .In December 2008, Mays began appearing in ads for ESPN's online service, ESPN360.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 Categories .

^ By the time of his death, Mays had hawked over 30 products, appeared in an ESPN ad, and been the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary, Pitchman .
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[12] .These ads were a slight departure for Mays as they were designed to be parodies of his and other infomercial cliches with Mays appearing to be doing a parody of himself.^ These figures weren't pointing guns at each other; there was no violence depicted in his drawing, they were simply "army guys" that were wearing weapons.
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^ This Monday in the US another legend passed away - this time infomercial king Billy Mays – perhaps they will mourn in a similarly creative way.
  • RIP Billy Mays, king of infomercials | Anna Pickard | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ IPod important that it may not go the other day any -- of the taco sought that we -- they're just alien it was disgusting."
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.He also made a live appearance during the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl promoting ESPN's and ABC's January 1, 2009 bowl games.^ The Mole 2008 ~ The TV Reality Show One of the best reality game shows, The Mole, returned to US TV screens during J...
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^ During his personal appearances people lined up to get his autograph and talk to him about the products he promoted.
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^ I remember when ABC/ESPN Sports interviewed him on the sidelines during a college football game last season.
  • Billy Mays Dies Along With Chances For a Dbacks Pitch | Venom Strikes | An Arizona Diamondbacks Blog 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC venomstrikes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel began airing PitchMen, a documentary series that featured Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their jobs in direct response marketing.^ On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel began airing PitchMen, a documentary series that featured Mays.
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^ Upcoming reality show on Discovery Channel starring Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan.
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^ Interestingly, both he and Billy Mays were recently featured on The Discovery Channel for the show "Pitchmen".
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[13] After Mays' death, Discovery Channel aired a special Billy Mays tribute episode of PitchMen called "PitchMan: A Tribute to Billy Mays".[14]
.On March 27, 2009 Mays appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.^ March 27, 2009 at 9:39 am ur mom is a warewolf!
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^ Sorry, but Jacko, Farrah and Ed McMahon never appeared together on "The Tonight Show" .
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^ American Idol Jay Leno Conan O'Brien Haiti Sundance Film Festival Oscars Essays Tag Results for Billy Mays .
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He and Sullivan also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on June 23, 2009.[15]
.Prior to his death Mays had signed a deal with Taco Bell to film infomercial-style commercials for the chain.^ Infomercial King Billy Mays, dies at 50 Billy Mays, most well-known for his OxiClean commercials, died in his sleep last night, according to the Discovery Channel.
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^ Fresh from filming an Oxyclean commercial in Philadelphia, ‘Pitch Man’ Billy Mays was also thankful to be on the ground and back home in the Bay Area.
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^ TeleBrands, which test markets everything, found that the response to the commercial dropped after Mays’ death, so it made another commercial without a pitchman.
  • O.C. product is Billy Mays’ final commercial - Jan Norman on Small Business : The Orange County Register 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC jan.freedomblogging.com [Source type: News]

Shooting was scheduled to begin in August 2009.[16]

Personal life

Mays' first marriage to Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays ended in divorce.[17] .He had a son with Dolores named Billy Mays III, who was 24 years old at the time of Mays' death and who worked as a production assistant alongside his father on the PitchMen television show.^ No no one had Billy Mays in the death --" .
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^ Check this out, there’s a Billy Mays III on production crew.
  • PitchMen LiveBlog! -Smells Like Gold - What Odor? Season 1, Episode 4 | As Seen on TV Network Blog 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blog.asseenontvnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Billy Mays was 50 years old.
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[18] .Mays had a daughter, Elizabeth, with his second wife, Deborah Mays.^ Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, says the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.
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^ Besides his wife, Mays is survived by a 3-year-old daughter and a stepson in his 20s, police said.
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ Mays told his wife, Deborah Mays, that he was feeling unwell.
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.His daughter was three years old at the time of his death.^ Times that I am it was featured which year old now and I'm not concerned at.
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^ Besides his wife, Mays is survived by a 3-year-old daughter and a stepson in his 20s, police said.
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ It was emotionally was you know talking about the death of his four year old little knowledge.
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[17][19] .Mays' mother is Joyce Palm[18] and his father is Billy Mays, Sr.; they both survived him.^ BILLY MAYS they can't mute me .
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^ Billy Mays -- love him or hate him?
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^ I am still more uneasy about her May 18 Tweet than by anything Billy has said or done.
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.In an interview during the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Mays revealed himself to be a Republican.^ In fact, it was during the presidential campaigns and that day we dominated Ustream, even beating McCain with the most viewers that day.
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^ "During his presidential campaign, Obama repeatedly pledged "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."
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[20]

Death

.Mays was found unresponsive by his wife in his Tampa, Florida, home on the morning of June 28, 2009.[21] He was pronounced dead at 7:45 am, appearing to have died sometime overnight.^ Mays was found unresponsive by his wife and the Tampa Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m., the report said.
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^ He passed away at his home in Tampa, Florida.
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^ Dq231 28 June 2009, 08:21 PM This is just...
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[3][22] .The Associated Press reported that there were no indications that the house had been broken into, and that police did not suspect foul play.^ There were no signs of a break-in, and investigators do not suspect foul play.
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^ The Tampa Police said there were no signs of foul play.
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^ There were no signs of a break-in at the home, and investigators do not suspect foul play, said Lt. Brian Dugan of the Tampa Police Department, who wouldn't answer questions about how Mays' body was found because of the ongoing investigation.
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[22] .Initially, there was wrong speculation that he had a head injury after he was struck on the head by luggage after an airline landing mishap where tires blew out.^ "The tires blew out upon landing.
  • Pitchmen Billy Mayes - R/C Tech Forums 20 September 2009 6:21 UTC www.rctech.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Speculation at this point regarding possible head injury from a hard landing.
  • 6/29 Billy Mays – Gone To Soon. He Did Not Sing Or Dance, He Just Sold Us Stuff That Worked. : Glenn Beck – The 912 Project 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.the912project.com [Source type: General]

^ The same report indicates that he was interviewed by local television a day earlier after being hit on the head by a falling object when his airliner blew a tire at a rough Tampa Airport landing.
  • Been Thinking About » Billy Mays TV Pitchman Dies 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.beenthinking.org [Source type: Original source]

[23]
After an initial autopsy on Mays' body on June 29, Dr. Vernard Adams, the Hillsborough County, Florida medical examiner, stated that Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease and that heart disease was the likely cause of his death. According to a toxicology report released August 7, 2009, heart disease was the "primary cause of death" and cocaine was listed as a "contributory cause of death."[24][25] In response to the release of the toxicology report, the Mays family issued a press release stating, "We are extremely disappointed by the press release released by the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office. .We believe it contains speculative conclusions that are frankly unnecessary and tend to obscure the conclusion that Billy suffered from chronic, untreated hypertension..."^ We believe it contains speculative conclusions that are frankly unnecessary and tend to obscure the conclusion that Billy suffered from chronic, untreated hypertension, which only demonstrates how important it is to regularly monitor one's health.
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC iww.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC ww.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.people.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]

^ The comments speculating on whether Billy Fuccillo has an intimate relationship with the Caroline in his commercials, and especially those containing suggestions about the private nature of that relationship, have been deleted.
  • Who is Caroline in those Billy Fuccillo commercials? - On the Edge - Kristi Gustafson - Style Fashion Dating Blog - timesunion.com - Albany NY 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

and said in the release that they were considering "an independent evaluation of the autopsy results".[26]
.The medical examiner "concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death," the office said in a press release.^ He had heart disease, and the coroner said that it was taken sometime prior to his death.
  • Edison Nation —Forums » In the News » PITCHMAN BILLY MAYS 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.edisonnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The report said that although Mays died from heart disease, cocaine use was a contributing cause of death.
  • Billy Mays' Autopsy Shows Cocaine | PopEater.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The report, which was released today, lists " cocaine use" as a contributing cause of death -- along with hypertensive and arteriosclerotic heart disease .
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]

.The office said Mays last used cocaine in the few days before his death but was not under the influence of the drug when he died.^ Manion said cocaine was not a factor in Mays’ death.
  • How did Billy Mays die: Billy Mays cause of death (photo/ video) · Celebgalz.com :: Hottest World News Updated Daily 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC celebgalz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Secondly, nobody dies from coke that they used "in the days before they died".
  • Billy Mays Was OxyCleaning His Nostrils? - Geekologie 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

^ The office said Mays last used cocaine in the few days before his death but was not under the influence of the drug when he died.
  • Bloody Hell: Autopsy Reveals Billy Mays Was a Coke Head 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.sundriesshack.com [Source type: General]

.Hillsborough County spokeswoman Lori Hudson said nothing in the toxicology report indicated the frequency of Mays' cocaine use.^ The medical examiner "concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death," the office said in a press release.
  • Billy Mays Was OxyCleaning His Nostrils? - Geekologie 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

^ Billy died back in June and in the first autopsy report, performed by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, cocaine was listed as a "contributing cause" of death -- along with hypertensive and arteriosclerotic heart disease.
  • Billy Mays | TMZ.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]

^ Mays was found unresponsive by his wife and the Tampa Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m., the report said.
  • Daily Kos: TV Spokesman Billy Mays Dead 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cocaine can raise the arterial blood pressure, directly cause thickening of the left wall of the ventricle and accelerate the formation of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries, the release said.^ Caffeine also raises blood pressure.
  • The Simple Dollar » Billy Mays, Michael Jackson, Your Heart, and Your Bottom Dollar 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.thesimpledollar.com [Source type: General]

^ "Cocaine can raise the arterial blood pressure, directly cause thickening of the wall of the left ventricle of the heart, and accelerate the formation of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries," the Hillsborough County medical examiner's press release stated.
  • Billy Mays' Autopsy Shows Cocaine | PopEater.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The medical examiner "concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death," the office said in a press release.
  • Billy Mays Was OxyCleaning His Nostrils? - Geekologie 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

.However, in October 2009, the results of a second medical examination, commissioned by Mays' family, concluded that "cocaine was not a significant contributing factor" to his death.^ Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death [yahoonews] .
  • Billy Mays Was OxyCleaning His Nostrils? - Geekologie 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: General]

^ The results suggested Mays’ cause of death was due to cocaine.
  • How did Billy Mays die: Billy Mays cause of death (photo/ video) · Celebgalz.com :: Hottest World News Updated Daily 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC celebgalz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death .
  • Billy Mays News - Topix 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

[27]
.Longtime friend and colleague AJ Khubani, founder and CEO of the "As Seen on TV" product company Telebrands, said Mays never exhibited any signs of drug use and was always prepared for his many commercial shoots.^ AJ Khubani On The Passing Of Billy Mays AJ Khubani, founder/CEO of "As Seen on TV" product company, TeleBrands, and longtime friend and colleague of Billy Mays, released the following statement on the passing of Mays earlier today in Tampa: "I am in a state of disbelief.
  • Billy Mays Infomercial Spokesman 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hillsborough County spokeswoman Lori Hudson said nothing in the toxicology report indicated the frequency of Mays’ cocaine use.
  • Bloody Hell: Autopsy Reveals Billy Mays Was a Coke Head 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.sundriesshack.com [Source type: General]

^ Mays, 50, suffered from heart disease but his drug use contributed to his June 28 death, the Hillsborough County medical examiner said.
  • Billy Mays used Cocaine Days Before He Died! | BricksAndStonesGossip.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC bricksandstonesgossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"I'm just shocked," Khubani said. "He was the model of a responsible citizen."
.According to subsequent news reports[28] the toxicology tests also showed levels of painkillers hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol, as well as anti-anxiety drugs alprazolam and diazepam.^ Tramadol, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone for hip pain?
  • Billy Mays' Autopsy Shows Cocaine | PopEater.com 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adams said Mays was taking the prescription painkillers Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain, but there was no indication of drug abuse.
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ And the only big news in the days it came -- whether we know that toxicology report.
  • Max Robins 06/29/09 | WRKO 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC audio.wrko.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mays had suffered hip problems and was scheduled for hip replacement surgery the day after he was found dead.^ Billy Mays was found dead this morning.
  • Daily Kos: TV Spokesman Billy Mays Dead 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mays had planned to have hip-replacement surgery Monday.
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ Mays was found unresponsive by his wife and the Tampa Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m., the report said.
  • Daily Kos: TV Spokesman Billy Mays Dead 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mays' funeral was held on July 3, 2009 in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.^ Born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958, Mays developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other “As Seen on TV ” gadgets on Atlantic City’s boardwalk.
  • Medical Examiner: Heart Attack Likely Killed Billy Mays | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ Mays was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and began his career as salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
  • Billy Mays Infomercial Spokesman 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TheNar says: June 29, 2009 at 8:59 AM Born July 20, 1958 in McKees Rock, PA. .
  • 6/29 Billy Mays – Gone To Soon. He Did Not Sing Or Dance, He Just Sold Us Stuff That Worked. : Glenn Beck – The 912 Project 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.the912project.com [Source type: General]

.The pallbearers for the funeral wore blue shirts and khaki pants at the funeral, much like Mays wore when he advertised his products.^ Billy Mays looks like a jerk, sounds like a jerk and any company that uses him as a spokesperson deserves to have their products boycotted.

^ Hard to sell marketing products if you post things like this for free ;-) just kidding, thank you so much and take care … cheers from Europe .
  • Billy Mays Marketing Magic | Internet Marketing 2 February 2010 13:41 UTC www.strategicprofits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would never buy anything Billy Mays endorses because in my book it is negative advertising just like Head-On.

[29] According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, he was buried wearing a shirt with the OxiClean logo on it.[30]

Notable products pitched

Product Description
Awesome Auger[31] A gardening tool.
Big City Slider Station[1][31] A mini-burger cooker.
The Ding King[32] A dent repairing device.
ESPN360[6] A broadband service.
EZ Crunch Bowl[33] "A new way to eat breakfast cereal".
Flies Away[34] A fly trap.
Gopher[35] A tool for grabbing out-of-reach objects.
Grater Plater[34] A ceramic plate with grater teeth.
Green Now![33] Lawn fertilizer in a can.
Grip Wrench[1] A tool to help gripping.
Handy Switch[31] A wireless electric switch.
Hercules Hook[31] A hook for hanging objects on one's wall.
iCan health insurance[31][32] Affordable health insurance.
iTie[35] A necktie with a hidden pocket.
Kaboom![1] Tile and shower cleaner.
Mighty Mendit[32] A bonding agent for mending cloth.
Mighty Putty[31][36] An epoxy putty adhesive.
Mighty Putty Steel[36] A metal alloy adhesive putty.
Mighty Putty Wood[36] A non-shrinking epoxy putty for wood.
Mighty Tape[36] A self-fusing silicone rubber waterproof tape.
DualSaw[33] A circular saw with two blades.
Orange Glo[1] A wood cleaner.
OxiClean[31][32] A general purpose cleaner.
Quick Chop[34] A chopping device.
Samurai Shark[31] A knife sharpener.
Simoniz Fix-It[31] A scratch remover.
Tool Band-it [34] A magnetic armband for holding hand tools.
Turbo Tiger[1] A vacuum cleaner.
Ultimate Chopper[31] A kitchen tool.
Vidalia Slice Wizard[32] A kitchen tool.
WashMatik[1][31] A hose that could pump water from a bucket
without being hooked up to a faucet.
What Odor?[34] An odor-removing fluid.
Zorbeez[31] A chamois cloth.

References

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  2. ^ a b "TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead in Tampa home". Tampa Bay Online. 2009-06-28. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/jun/28/281143/tv-pitchman-billy-mays-found-dead-tampa-home/news-breaking. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home". FoxNews.com. 2009-06-28. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b Segal, David (2008-08-19). "Shill Game: With His Booming Voice, Billy Mays Projects That Sales Will Rise". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/18/AR2008081802508.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays found dead". June 28, 2009. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090628/mays_obit_090628/20090628?hub=CTVNewsAt11. 
  6. ^ a b Brandolph, Adam (December 29, 2008). "'Life's a pitch' for McKees Rocks native Billy Mays". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/tribpm/s_604864.html. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  7. ^ O'Keeffe, Brian (2009-04-06). "Secrets of the TV pitchmen". CNNMoney.com. http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/03/magazines/fortune/okeefe_infomercial.fortune/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  8. ^ a b Rigsby, G.G. (May 3, 2002). "As seen on TV: Billy Mays hawks it all for a price.- TV king: Mays builds fame, fortune through infomercials. Billy Mays passed away on June 28, 2009.". Tampa Bay Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/stories/2002/05/06/story8.html. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Company sold, local pitchman keeps his job," St. Petersburg Times, July 24, 2006.
  10. ^ Ahrens, F (2004-09-26). "Miracle Infomercials - TV's Hard Sells Are a $256 Billion Business". Washington Post. p. F01. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49328-2004Sep25.html. 
  11. ^ Associated Press, Mitch Stacy (2002-12-29). "As seen on TV, pitchman Billy Mays cleans up with shtick - In-your-face salesman peddles fixes for car dents to cleaning products.". Cincinnati Enquirer. http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2002/12/29/biz_billymays29.html. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  12. ^ Gianatasio, David (2008-12-23). "Billy Mays wants to sell you some ESPN360". AdWeek.com. http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2008/12/billy-mays-wants-to-sell-you-some-espn360.html. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Discovery Channel Announces New Series “Pitchmen” Premiering April 15". Realitytvfans.com. http://www.realitytvfans.com/2009/03/02/discovery-channel-announces-new-series-pitchmen-premiering-april-15.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  14. ^ "Discovery Channel to air Billy Mays Tribute". Examiner, 2009-07-03.
  15. ^ "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Lisa Kudrow, Billy Mays & Anthony Sullivan, Elvis Costello". TV.com. 2009-06-23. http://www.tv.com/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien/lisa-kudrow-billy-mays-and-anthony-sullivan-elvis-costello/episode/1274099/summary.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  16. ^ Billy Mays Was Set to be Taco Bell's Pitchman. TMZ. June 28th 2009. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  17. ^ a b "OxiClean pitchman dies at age 50". Austin American-Statesman. June 29, 2009. http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/2009/06/29/0629maysobit.html. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
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  19. ^ "Billy Mays' son remembers him on Fla. radio show". The Jackson Sun. June 29, 2009. http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20090629/NEWS01/90629008/Billy+Mays++son+remembers+him+on+Fla.+radio+show+. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  20. ^ Condé Nast Portfolio:World According to... Billy Mays
  21. ^ RAW DATA: Chilling Billy Mays 911 Tape. Fox News. Monday, June 28, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  22. ^ a b "Cops: TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead". MSNBC. Associated Press. 2009-06-28. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31596003/ns/us_news-life. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  23. ^ Karlie Pouliot (June 29, 2009). "Billy Mays - Did Head Injury Turn Deadly?". http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529337,00.html. 
  24. ^ "Cocaine linked to Billy Mays death". CNN - The Stituation Room with Wolf Blitzer. 
  25. ^ "Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death". AP. 2009-08-07. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BILLY_MAYS?SITE=NYBUE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  26. ^ Businesswire.com: Statement from Billy Mays’ Family In Response to Medical Examiner’s Report
  27. ^ Mays' family: Review finds no chronic cocaine use - Associated Press
  28. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32334881/ns/us_news-life/
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  36. ^ a b c d "Mighty Brand Infomercials Back on the Air: Continuing Billy Mays' Legacy with New Mighty Products". EarthTimes. 9 July 2009. http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/mighty-brand-infomercials-back-on,886364.shtml. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 

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Billy Mays
File:Billy Mays Portrait
Born William Darrell Mays, Jr.
July 20, 1958(1958-07-20)[1]
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 28, 2009 (aged 50)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Other names Billy Mays
Occupation Television direct-response advertisement salesman
Years active 1993–2009
Home town McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Spouse Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays[2]
Deborah Mays[2]
Children Billy Mays III
Elizabeth Mays
Parents Billy Mays, Sr.
Joyce Palm

William Darrell "Billy" Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958June 28, 2009)[3], was an American television direct-response advertisement salesperson most notable for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.

His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognized television presence in the United States and Canada.

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