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From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!Jump to: navigation, searchSunday, June 28, 2009 Billy Mays (right) on June 13.Image: Sinaasappeljuice.American pitchman and advertiser Billy Mays has died at the age of 50.

Mays was probably most known for his catch phrase 'Billy Mays here' and the pitching of the multipurpose cleaning product OxiClean.According to reports, Mays' wife Deborah, found him unresponsive Sunday morning their home located in Tampa, Florida.

The cause of death is not yet known, but authorities say they do not believe foul play was involved."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," said Deborah Mays in a statement to the press.Mays recently began co-starring in a television show on the Discovery Channel called Pitchmen.

Mays, along with English advertiser Anthony Sullivan starred in the show where they would 'pitch' several products.

By the end of the show, two inventors would be selected and be given a chance at selling their product in masses.Mays also pitched sales for several other products including furniture polish Orange Glo, Mighty Putty, the Gopher, Zorbeez, and the cleaning product Kaboom!.Have an opinion on this story? Post it![edit] SourcesLearn more about Billy Mays and Pitchmen on Wikipedia."Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home".�Fox News Channel, June 28, 2009Associated Press "TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at home".�Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2008Share this:� Retrieved from "http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/American_pitchman_Billy_Mays_dies_at_age_50"More on: June 28, 2009 | Obituaries | United States | Television | PublishedWhat do you think of this page?Please take a moment to rate this page below.

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