R.I.P. Billy Mays

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    O.M.G. !!!:surprised:

    William "Billy" D. 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. His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches have made him a recognizable television presence
  2. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Billy Mays dead

    Just read that Billy Mays was found dead in his home in Tampa.
    Been a rough week for celebs.
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Re: Billy Mays dead

    It would be ironic if he were found dead on the floor poisoned by accidentally inhaling oxyclean
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    OxiClean is nothing more than sodium percarbonate, which is a dry version of peroxide. So you could sniff it all day, and nothing would become of it.

    Some people are born to be in sales. HE seemed to enjoy it.

  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    You're right on all counts, danny.
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You 50 yr old guys need to see your docs and get your hearts checked:peaceful:
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Thanks to whoever moved this thread from the UPS discussion. I was trying to put up the news so fast, that I put it in the wrong place. THX.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You are welcome, Moreluck. I was surprised it was in Discussions, my first thought was some kind of Hoax or something.

    Not a Billy Mays or Info commercial fan. My remote will get a break, but I do offer condolences to his family.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Wow..Unbelievable, I was just watching an episode of "Pitchmen" and he looked just fine. Look for the Shamwow guy to take his spot.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Sooooo...what'd he die of????
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Part of the story was that he was on that airline flight on Friday that blew a front tire on landing and he suffered a blow to the head.
  12. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    He went to sleep and never woke up.
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Autopsy for Mays planned

    Hate hearing of people dying young. Very interested in what autopsy will say.
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    At least he's documented on camera telling about a bump on his head from the airplane......so maybe he died with what Natasha Richardson died from.
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Well, it was not a head injury, but heart disease.
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I never heard of autopsies getting done so quickly. Something is fishy here. I'd ask for a second opinion if I was his spouse, not that I'm attracted to him or anything....Not that there's anything wrong with that.:wink2:
  17. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    Considering what his pipes looked like I'd say roid disease

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    There are reports that this guy was very very rich. He had a percentage of any infomercial he was in. There's talk he might even be a billionaire.
  19. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    I was really starting to enjoy his new show pitch men. It was really good. I wonder if something fell from the overhead storage, because he would have had his seat belt on. Just another guy going to early. If a lesson can be learned, enjoy every day as if it is your last. I am just as guilty as most and not doing this but will try to start enjoying more of my life..........
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I think even Billy would have gotten a laugh out of this


    and break stride right into an Oxy Clean commercial and never miss a beat.

    I wonder if Micheal Jackson caused that ink stain when Peter told him he was at the wrong check-in desk!