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Sunday, June 28th, 2009   12:35 pm | Author: Bruce | Life, Services/Products |
Billy Mays the infomercial king was found dead this morning. He was 50 years old. After graduating high school he started his sales/pitch career on the Atlantic City Boardwalk selling a portable washing machine device. In 1993 he hooked up with Orange Glo International makers of Oxiclean and other products and the rest was infomercial history. Someone once said the Mays could sell ice to Eskimos and ski jackets to Amazon natives.
He was on the US Ariways flight yesterday that had a hard landing when its nosewheel collapsed. After the landing Mays said “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.”
Could he have died from similar head trauma injuries that killed Natasha Richardson recently? an autopsy will determine the cause of death.
As much as I disliked infomercials and their annoying fast paced sales pitch, Mays was always the superstar of the pitch men and he didn’t seem like a sleaze like the Sham Wow salesperson.