TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead

Jun 28, 2009 by Ian Evans

Billy Mays, the loud TV pitchman for products like OxiClean and Orange Glo has died at the age of 50.

Tampa police say he was found by his wife at home Sunday morning. Foul play was not suspected. Mays was on a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires on landing Saturday, though no one has yet suggested that any physical jarring caused by that incident could have led to Mays’ death.