Billy Mays dead at 50
Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays was found dead in his home in Tampa, Florida on Sunday morning. He was 50 years old.
Mays, best known for the OxiClean commercials he appeared in, was found unresponsive by his wife Deborah, Tampa police told Fox News. Paramedics transported the TV salesman to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“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,” Deborah said in a statement.
There was no evidence of a break-in, and investigators don’t suspect foul play in the death.