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  1. #1
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    Billy Mays dead at 50.

    The FAA is already deflecting blame for the death of Billy Mays -- claiming the legendary TV pitchman wasn't wearing a seat belt when he took a shot to the head during a rough landing on a flight he was on yesterday.

    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."
    TMZ has confirmed TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead today in his home in Tampa, Florida early this morning.

    According to the Tampa PD, the 50-year-old TV pitchman was found unresponsive by his wife Deborah at 7:45 AM.

    TMZ has learned Mays' body has already been removed from his home.

    Mays had just returned from Philadelphia, where he shot a new OxiClean commercial. He was a passenger aboard a plane that suffered a blown front tire upon landing. He told a local TV station, "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're told Mays was at his home around 6:00 PM last night, and according to a source Mays was "acting fine and normal ... he was talking business with his father-in-law."

    According to cops, there are no signs of forced entry to the residence and no foul play is suspected.

    The Medical Examiner's office is expected to complete the autopsy by tomorrow afternoon.

    Billy's wife Deborah just released the following 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."
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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    WOW!

    Who is next? I mean, everything happens in threes. Within a week, 4 have died. Two were 50, one at 62 and one at 86. Does this mean a 62 yr old and an 86 yr old will leave us before Tuesday?
    Ron - Professional Printer, Fishing, Diving, Asst Scoutmaster Troop 65
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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    I had no clue who Billy Mays was, now that I "googled" I know.

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    It has been a bad week of deaths...my friend's husband passed on Thurs, he was 62.

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    Glenn

  5. #5
    Cappy Z.

    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.



    I just started watching his new show Pitchmen...and wow..nows he's ..gone.

    Nice guy. And only 50.

    Carpe Diem

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    TMZ posted this, an interview with Billy. "I have a hard head"

    http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=t...6-b8a8b1e7de99

    DM

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    I had no idea who he was either . As I was googling him a few minuets ago - he was on tv selling a "Big City Sliders" hamburger machine . We have some Oxy-Clean , It works pretty good .

    I always liked his commercials , a very enthusiastic person .

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    This makes room for Sham-wow Vince.

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    The airline will blame the flight atendant next then maintence for the luggage racks next! Seat belt you need a hardhat!
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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    This makes room for Sham-wow Vince.
    Vince is a bad boy!
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...7092sham1.html

    I always thought he looked creepy.. one eye sqinting...brrr...
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    Aug 2006
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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    I certainly understand the blame game when it comes to aircraft accidents. When I was in the USAF, we had to C-141Bs collide in mid-air over Montana. I was working Graveyard Shift that evening. When I came in at 2300 for work...the word was that Avionics had worked an Auto-Pilot malfunction on one of the incident aircraft.
    I immediately raised the BS flag, because the Auto-Pilot isn't used during refuel...all a hands on procedure...one of the A/C was out of position--the other (#2) banked too hard during the breakaway...inducing a slip and placing him in position below the other A/C(#1).
    They both lost sight of each other and #2 pitched up into #1...#1 came apart...#2 lost three engines and broke apart at about 10K AGL. Very sad event...until they can put a super-validity circuit in the seatbelt latches...no one will know for sure whether he had his belt fastenend or not.

  12. #12
    trish76642

    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    I hate that...

    Wonder if his plane incident had anything to do with it? Surely not, but ya never know....

    And just how does a seat belt protect someone from things falling from above you ?
    Exactly!....I agree!

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    I am sorry to hear it .
    I have never been inclined to listen to anyone who felt it necessary to yell at me to get a point across.
    When he came on I would mute the TV and get a cuppa. His voice just irritated me no end.
    But He is the third if you are working the "three at a time" theory.
    Farra Fawcet, Mike Jackson, Billy Mays. and MD Dog for good measure.
    I will seriously miss MD Dog.

    Should be a break in the cycle for a while, if you believe in "threes".
    I don't I lost 11 in a years time last year, this could go on for a while.
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dog
    I am sorry to hear it .
    I have never been inclined to listen to anyone who felt it necessary to yell at me to get a point across.
    When he came on I would mute the TV and get a cuppa. His voice just irritated me no end.
    But He is the third if you are working the "three at a time" theory.
    Farra Fawcet, Mike Jackson, Billy Mays. and MD Dog for good measure.
    I will seriously miss MD Dog.

    Should be a break in the cycle for a while, if you believe in "threes".
    I don't I lost 11 in a years time last year, this could go on for a while.
    Billy Mays is the 4th....within the week.

    You had Ed McMahon (Tues morning), then Farrah and MJ on the same day (Thurs) and Billy Mays on Sun.

    So, that is what I was saying above, are we going to expect two more celebs this week...since I too believe it happens in threes?
    Ron - Professional Printer, Fishing, Diving, Asst Scoutmaster Troop 65
    Proud parent of 1 daughter and 2 sons!!!

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    May 2007
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    Re: Billy Mays dead at 50.

    There seems to only be one constant factor to these major losses.
    They all seem to happen durring the seasonal changes.
    these took place durring the Spring to Summer season change.

    I used to think they happen in groups of three,
    but last year threw a Big personal clinker at me.
    Don't let it get you down, depression is a very hard thing to overcome.
    It was for me anyway.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

 

 
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