NOOOOO!!!! What in the fuck is going on?! It has been confirmed that infomercial superstar Billy Mays has been taken away from us at the young age of 50. Billy was found by his wife at their home in Tampa, FL at around 7:45 this morning. No cause of death is known at this time, but an autopsy on Billy’s body is scheduled for tomorrow. Foul play is not suspected. Billy was supposed to have his third hip replacement surgery tomorrow. Billy’s wife issued this statement:
“Although Billy lived a public life, we don’t anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times.”
Billy had just returned to Tampa from Philadelphia where he was filming an infomercial for OxiClean. Billy’s plane had a little issues during landing. Billy Twittered yesterday: “Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.”
As much as Billy’s sawdust voice made my ears chaffey, I will still miss it and him! Nobody could yell at us while selling a household cleaning product quite like him. Let’s all wish Billy a safe journey to the giant infomercial in the sky…. May he rest in peace…..