RIP: Billy Mays (annoying infomercial guy)

TV News | Jun 28th, 2009

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You know that annoying, and extremely loud infomercial guy that was all over the TV? Well I guess he’s dead now? Breaking News on Twitter broke the news this morning. Apparently he died in his sleep and was 50 years old. I hated this guy so much that I had to mute the TV whenever his commercials came on TV. Why the shouting? Doesn’t make me want to buy the products any quicker than I normally would. In fact, it made me avoid any of those products he was selling! Billy Mays most recent appearance on TV was with Anthony Sullivan of Discovery Channel’s Pitchmen. They appeared together on the June 23th episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. While some people may have liked this guy, I can’t wait to not see his infomercials anymore! Yes, I know I’m a cruel bastard.

Discovery Channel has made a statement of the Billy Mays passing:

It is with incredible sadness that we have to report that Billy Mays died in his sleep last night. Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth. Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal and compassionate friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family at this time of incredible loss. More information will be distributed as it becomes available.


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