TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa police say Billy Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.
Authorities say Mays was pronounced dead Sunday morning after being found by his wife at home. There were no signs of a break-in, and investigators do not suspect foul play. The coroner's office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.
Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, says the family doesn't expect to make any public statements and asked for privacy.
Mays was also featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs.
Sad, but it happens. How many people do you think die per day? The fact that it's 5 celebrities is the only difference. If I was in a car wreck it probably wouldn't even make it on the news, so unless these celebs become close friends of mine, I have a hard time feeeling overly concerned. Do you think any of these celebs would bat an eye if they heard you died? Probably not.