Death of Billy Mays

July 20, 1958 - June 28, 2009
Tampa, Florida | Age 50

TV pitchman found dead at home
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By MITCH STACY - Associated Press Writer

TAMPA, Fla. - Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean made him a pop-culture icon, has died. He was 50.

Tampa police said Mays' wife found him unresponsive Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. It was not immediately clear how he died. He said he was hit on the head when an airplane he was on made a rough landing Saturday, and...

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