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Which one of you killed Billy Mays?

rausda27

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Was this mainline or regional flight?


(CNN) -- Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays died at his Tampa, Florida, home Sunday morning, authorities told CNN.
The 50-year-old known for his shouting OxiClean ads was pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m. The Hillborough County medical examiner will perform an autopsy, Tampa police Lt. Brian Dugan said.

Mays was on the US Airways flight from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Tampa on Saturday that had a hard landing at Tampa International Airport when the plane's front tire blew out. There were no reported injuries on Flight 1241, US Airways told CNN.

According to a local Tampa TV station, Mays said: "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."

The bearded Mays was a spokesman for Orange Glo and detergent OxiClean and appeared in commercials for other products.

He is featured on the reality TV show ''Pitchmen'' on the Discovery Channel, which follows pitch people in their jobs.

"It is with incredible sadness that we have to report that Billy Mays died in his sleep last night," said a statement from the Discovery Channel. "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."
 

Midnight Flyer

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RIP Billy, but thank God that your commercials are finished.
 

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I'm not seeing a connection, I didn't realize his autopsy had been completed already?
 

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The owner of the bag that killed him will be sued for 3 million dollars. The FA that failed to secure it will be sued for 7 million dollars. The FO that made the hard landing will be sued for 60 million dollars. US Airways will be sued for 12.5 Billion dollars.
 

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The owner of the bag that killed him will be sued for 3 million dollars. The FA that failed to secure it will be sued for 7 million dollars. The FO that made the hard landing will be sued for 60 million dollars. US Airways will be sued for 12.5 Billion dollars.

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If that "Sham Wow" guy dies, it will be by the hand of some poor viewer who has seen his commercials just one too many times.... What a complete jack-tard!

Here is a clip of someone just as irritating talking about "Captain Sham Wow" beating a hooker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmK8PH4KhM4

If the Sham Wow guy gets it, I just hope somebody is quick enough to say, "Did you catch that, camera guy??"

Hung
 

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Two 50 year old guys drop dead in less than a week. Who's the next 50 year old famous person to go?
 

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Ha Ha Ha I don't care who ya are. That's funny right there..R.I.P. Billy.
I just entered the crew room in ORD when someone was talking about it. Didn't think anything about it until they said they were possible blaming it on a hard landing. If Sully were flying this would have never happened. I hope those two pilots don't commute to work. The FAA may just take an even closer look at pilot fatigue. rest issues etc.. (sarcasm)
 

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Two 50 year old guys drop dead in less than a week. Who's the next 50 year old famous person to go?
While I am happy to still be on the survivor bell curve, I am increasingly uneasy about being more and more on the right-hand end of it.
 

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Micheal Jackson, Farah Fawsett (sorry about the spelling if its wrong) Ed Mcman (HEY, YOOOOOOOOOO!) and now Billy Mayes. What is going on?
 

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Micheal Jackson, Farah Fawsett (sorry about the spelling if its wrong) Ed Mcman (HEY, YOOOOOOOOOO!) and now Billy Mayes. What is going on?

The realization that the people put on tv are still human (well ok maybe part alien in Jackson's case)
 

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