RIP Billy Mays

From CNN:

The cause of death is unknown. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the residence and there is no suspected foul play.

Mays was on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia that had a hard landing Saturday at Tampa International Airport after the front tire of the plane blew out.

After the flight, Mays told a Tampa TV station, “All of a sudden as we hit, you know, it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head.”

His last update on Twitter was about the landing.

Now, all we have left for tv pitchmen is Vince: (audio NSFW)

  • I hear his funeral is only going to cost $19.99.But wait there’s more…….

  • Angry Sam

    Vince is still doing time. I smell a “set it and forget it” conspiracy at work here.

  • McGee

    It was heart disease, and had nothing to do with a head injury.

    Amazingly, the autopsy results came back quickly…yet Michael Jackson’s will take weeks to analyze.

  • TDavis

    “So far today, St. Peter’s bought a Zorbeez, a dozen Handy Switches, some Mighty Putty, the Big City Slider Station and a case of OxiClean.”

    Above taken from Mark Evanier’s blog.

    Seriously, though, I always kinda got a kick out of Mr. Mays. He really seemed to like what he was doing.

    R.I.P. Billy.

  • Meg

    I wonder if his funeral suit will be cleaned with oxy clean?

  • Pastavangelist

    I don’t know…. “rap chop remix” on Youtube has taken on a life of its own.

  • kelly

    strange, sunday morning i saw an episode of Pitchmen on Discovery for the first time by accident before the news broke… had it on in the background while i started a bolognese sauce. contrived but not as cheesy as I thought it would be, he came off as a pretty likeable guy when he didn’t have his shtick going.

  • Debbe

    He was LOUD… but he seemed like a nice guy.

    RIP, Billy.