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R.I.P Billy Mays
Ryuthehedgewolf at 1:47PM, June 28, 2009
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I thought I'd make a topic to honor the great Billy Mays.

Yahoo
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 his wife, Deborah Mays, told investigators he didn't feel well before he went to bed about 10 p.m. that night.

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. The coroner's office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.

“Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days,” Deborah Mays said in a statement Sunday. “Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times.”

U.S. Airways confirmed that Mays was among the passengers on a flight that made a rough landing on Saturday afternoon at Tampa International Airport, leaving debris on the runway after apparently blowing its front tires.

Link to the Article

It's really sad to see him go.
My brother and I would watch his commercials, and laugh, because of the very loud and kind of powerful way he introduced himself.
He's actually pretty cool.

So…



Rest in peace, Mr. Mays.
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lba at 2:27PM, June 28, 2009
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Wow, they're dropping like flies. And it's not even the old celebrities like Hugh Hefner or whoever dying, it's a lot of younger ones.

Wasn't he just starting on a series about how he made his fortune prospecting and financing inventions, for the Discovery channel too?
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Stormcaller at 2:56PM, June 28, 2009
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Billy!

NO!

Who will randomly interrupted my shows with your loud yet amazing advertisements of more products than I can count!

;(

R.I.P. Billy Mays.

What's with all the recent celeberity deaths?
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subcultured at 3:04PM, June 28, 2009
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hmm…
i remember last year when we had a cluster of celeb deaths and everyone kept posting death posts on general discussion.
J
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Larry at 3:05PM, June 28, 2009
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I already did Mondays Comic but Tuesdays is going to include a Billy Mays tribute.

;_; Bye Billy, you were the only one I cared about!
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machinehead at 3:49PM, June 28, 2009
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I thought the Shamwow guy would be the first to go. Life is full of surprises this week.
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Chernobog at 5:29PM, June 28, 2009
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This caught me quite off guard when I heard it earlier. He was an interesting fellow for his sheer expressive personality and definitely not someone I expected to go into the good night. But some things can't be helped, it seems.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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ozoneocean at 5:58PM, June 28, 2009
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subcultured
hmm…
i remember last year when we had a cluster of celeb deaths and everyone kept posting death posts on general discussion.
Yeah, it can get anoying.

Jackson I understand, but reality TV ad guys that are only known in the US, no.

-_-

I have a cold and feel crap. -_-
 
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Larry at 6:21PM, June 28, 2009
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Jackson I understand, but reality TV ad guys that are only known in the US, no.

In this topics defense, Billy Mays was the star of an internet meme, so his death wasn't just “US TV ad guy” as much as it was “internet star” dying.

;_;
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Custard Trout at 6:23PM, June 28, 2009
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So Billy Mays was like an American Neil Burgess?
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Salsa at 6:53PM, June 28, 2009
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Was thinking about doing a billy mays parody in C++=D. Now I don't think I'll do it. I may, but I'll probably post it on the 5th.
RAGE!
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Lonnehart at 7:37PM, June 28, 2009
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Salsa
Was thinking about doing a billy mays parody in C++=D. Now I don't think I'll do it. I may, but I'll probably post it on the 5th.

You could do it in his honor. May he rest in peace… :(
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 9:23PM, June 28, 2009
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I never liked him.
I
I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Hapoppo at 9:31PM, June 28, 2009
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I think the craziest thing about this whole thing, for me at least, is that I was actually planning on having a parody of Billy Mays on my next Punk-Pink!, as a bottle of “Mr. Skrubb”. Now I'm wondering if that's even going to be appropriate…
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Hawk at 11:22AM, June 29, 2009
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I never liked him.

Not to detract from the sadness of a person's dying, but… neither did I. In fact, I always changed the channel momentarily when he came on. I expressly promised myself that I would never buy a product he was yelling about.
 
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Scribe_Drizz at 6:51PM, June 29, 2009
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I never even heard of this guy until he died. Now his name is like on every forum I visit.

What'd he do?
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Hapoppo at 8:20PM, June 29, 2009
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Basically, he's the guy that looks like Al Borland and screams about how rad Oxy Clean is.
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cirienphoenix at 9:25PM, June 29, 2009
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I wonder if his show, Pitchmen, will stay on TV for all the taped episodes it had. Plus, will his son be taking over his infomercials instead, perhaps?
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skoolmunkee at 12:17AM, June 30, 2009
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I can see how others think he's annoying, but if you didn't mind his style (overly enthusiastic), you could see the guy had a ton of charisma. And he certainly meant the success of a lot of products. Strange as it sounds, most of the stuff I saw him selling was actually pretty good or useful which told me he put some thought into the stuff he was selling.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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Salsa at 10:25AM, June 30, 2009
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Salsa
Was thinking about doing a billy mays parody in C++=D. Now I don't think I'll do it. I may, but I'll probably post it on the 5th.

You could do it in his honor. May he rest in peace… :(
I think I will. I'd better get started on it though.
RAGE!
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Splash Damage at 9:59AM, July 1, 2009
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If he had sold ShamWow, I might have bought some…

Rest in Peace, Billy. We're here for you even though everyone is only noticing Michael.
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Updating Again.
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Sea_Cow at 10:35AM, July 1, 2009
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Okay, when Heath Ledger died, I didn't have much to associate him with, so it was okay. Then David Carradine died, that was sad, but I could take it. Farrah Fawcett got it, but I don't even know who she was, so oh well. Michael Jackson was a shocker, but I could still handle it. Then I heard about Billy Mays, and I went home, and I cried.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Bocaj at 6:55AM, July 2, 2009
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RIP
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charlie_everyone at 11:52AM, July 2, 2009
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Goodnight, you prince of Maine. You king of New England.





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