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A tragic week: Billy Mays has passed away.�In a week marked by repetitive tragedy, America's most likely to be favorite infomercial face, Billy�Mays, has unexpectedly died at 50 years old.Ed McMahon was the first one to go.

Farrah Fawcett died the morning after, and then Michael Jackson passed away,�shockingly.

Today even, it was not only Billy Mays who left this earth.

Actress Gail Storm, from the 1950s shows My Little Margie and The Gail Storm Show, died of natural causes at 87 years old.The death of Billy Mays after a tough landing in Tampa, and a bump on the head, was certainly unexpected.

The cause of his death is still undetermined officially, but last night he spoke to a Fox reporter and 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." Sadly, however, he did not wake up this morning.The outpour of good wishes and condolences for his family has been widespread and seemingly heartfelt.

America, it turns out, loved Billy Mays.

Which, if anything, proves one surprising fact: commercials -or even worse, infomercials- are not necessarily the most dreadful part of TV for the audiences.

How else could a man who spent the biggest percentage of his career convincing us to buy certain cleaners, wipers, fixers, gluers and disinfectants, be mourned at such an extended mediatic level?Billy Mays' family should, and very probably is,�be proud of him and his legacy.

He was an American hero of sorts, the one able to convince us that the terrible mess at hand could, yes it could, be cleaned and eliminated.

He was also a brand new face in reality television since the premiere of his show on Discovery Channel, Pitchmen, on April 2009.

��He will undoubtedly be remembered by many, as has been proven by the many who have expressed their grief for him.�More news on Billy MaysDid you ever buy and use a Billy Mays endorsed product?(opinion)We're on�Twitter,�Facebook�and�MySpace!If you liked this article:�Where's the line? Michael Jackson, dying picture on TV and onlineGone, but not forgotten: when to watch Michael Jackson on TVHe'll be there: Michael Jackson, great moments on televisionGone, but not forgotten: When to watch Farrah Fawcett on TV

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