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)


  1. 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.

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

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