Infomercial king Billy Mays dies - Foxnews.com

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  1. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Well-Known Member

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    Fox news website has a banner that says Billy Mays, the loudvoiced pitchman for so many products has died. No further details are posted yet.

    Billy was a native of Pittsburgh, PA - a hometown boy. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently interviewed him. He apparently had amassed quite a fortune from hawking items in his infomercials.

    RIP, Billy.

    Here's a link to the abovementioned article, which appeared in April:
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09118/965948-67.stm
     
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  3. dee10134

    dee10134 I'm BAAAAACK!

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    Wow! I was watching "Pitchmen" when I learned of this news. How sad. :(
     
  4. audiogirl

    audiogirl Former Member

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    Just.... WOW! :eek:

    At the risk of sounding rude... Who could possibly be next? :(

    RIP Billy
     
  5. dee10134

    dee10134 I'm BAAAAACK!

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    Skittles Active Member

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    Wow. He's been doing the talk show circuit with another infomercial guy. They were on the Tonight Show that I had taped this week to catch whatever tribute the show did for Ed McMahon.
     
  7. ScorpRising

    ScorpRising To thine ownself be true

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    RIP Billy Mays... Pitchmen was a new fave of ours.
     
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    BuzzieCat New Member

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    I can't believe this! :confused:
     
  9. AlwaysShocked

    AlwaysShocked Well-Known Member

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    "At the risk of sound rude... Who could possibly be next?"

    Ummm......unfortunately, Patrick Swayze could possibly be next.
     
  10. audiogirl

    audiogirl Former Member

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    So true :(
     
  11. OrdinaryLife

    OrdinaryLife New Member

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    "There before the Grace of God go I"....

    Honestly, I find the last 10 days to be a wake up call. It's not about who we are or the status living we made, have had. It is about being human and we should never be so arrogant to believe it will not be us tomorrow.

    Live, laugh, and love much. It's the gift we all should embrace more dearly. Every moment of every breath we take....
     
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    This is just becoming eerie.
     
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    And Walter Cronkite. What a rough week.

    Man, he was also only 50. RIP Billy. May God be with his family. :(
     
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    capps New Member

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    Please,no more sadness....where is all the happy news?

    Rest in peace Billy Mays.
     
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    something is odd. The comment section for the link I gave was removed. They don't normally do that unless they are commenting nasty things about a person. The comments I saw were nothing like that.
     
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    Chilly Willy New Member

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    From TMZ:


    Here's what we know -- Billy Mays was aboard US Airways Flight 1241 flying from Philadelphia, which landed roughly when the front tire blew out as it touched down. After the flight, Billy told FOX 13 in Tampa that something struck him in the head -- here's Billy's actual quote:

    "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."

    We called the FAA for comment, and a spokesperson told us, "The passenger needs to wear a seat belt during landing and he didn't."

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    Since when does a seatbelt stop things from falling from the ceiling and hitting a person on the head?

    http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/28/faa-billy-wasnt-wearing-a-seat-belt-on-plane/
     
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    http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/28/billy-mays-is-dead/

    I wonder if it is the same thing that killed Natasha Richardson?
     
  19. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Goalier than thou!!

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    Courtney Love could be next too. She looks awful!!

    RIP Billy.
     
  20. January.

    January. Active Member

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    Wow, I just saw him on Conan the other night. How sad, RIP Billy.
     
  21. mistivon

    mistivon Verified Insider - Maricela Garcia

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    i wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't show up as an epidural hematoma.
    So now the airway is going to decline any wrong doing because he wasn't "buckled"? How do they know he wasn't...he said things were falling on his head, not that HE fell on his head, or bumped it on the overhead...no indication he wasn't buckled in.
    Maybe I'm missing something?
     

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