Darkforum.com - Dark Stories, Dark Art, Poetry, Photography, Debates and Discussions
Home Register FAQ
Go Back   Darkforum.com - Dark Stories, Dark Art, Poetry, Photography, Debates and Discussions > Discussions > Topic Discussions
Reload this Page Billy Mays: Dead
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-09   #1
crimsonnyte
A Bit of Luck
 
crimsonnyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,743
crimsonnyte is on a distinguished road
Credits: 109,377
Billy Mays: Dead

Quote:
Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry to Mays' residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon.

"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," Mays wife, Deborah, said in a statement on Sunday.

Mays was well known for his numerous television promotions of such products as Orange Glo and OxiClean. He was also featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs.

Born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958, Mays developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other "as seen on TV" gadgets on Atlantic City's boardwalk. For years he worked as a hired gun on the state fair and home show circuits, attracting crowds with his booming voice and genial manner.

After meeting Orange Glo International founder Max Appel at a home show in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s, Mays was recruited to demonstrate the environmentally friendly line of cleaning products on the St. Petersburg-based Home Shopping Network.

Commercials and informercials followed, anchored by the high-energy Mays showing how it's done while tossing out kitschy phrases like, "Long live your laundry!"

Recently he's been seen on commercials for a wide variety of products and is featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which follows Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs. He's also been seen in ESPN ads.

His ubiquitousness and thumbs-up, in-your-face pitches won Mays plenty of fans. People line up at his personal appearances for autographed color glossies, and strangers stop him in airports to chat about the products.

"I enjoy what I do," Mays told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "I think it shows."

Mays was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, MyFOXTampa.com reported.

US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises, according to the station.

Authorities have not said whether Mays' death was related to the incident.

Discovery Channel spokeswoman Elizabeth Hillman released a statement Sunday extending sympathy to the Mays family.

"Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth," Hillman's statement said. "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."
From: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html

What's Sully gonna do now? No more nemesis/bff.

Sadness.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09   #2
Uncletiggs
DF's Dirty 'ol Man
Admin
 
Uncletiggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hiding in the shadows
Posts: 11,229
Uncletiggs will become famous soon enough
Credits: 218,114
shame.. Didn't he just get his own show?


add him to the list. June has been a bad month for celebrities..
__________________
Beware the ex's.. They ARE out to get you...

Nice guys finish last
It isn't just a saying.. It's a fact of life!

Those things that produced your ex......you know, the bitchmakers! Metagion

If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting?

You're not who you are, you're only what other people think you are

Your more Delusional than you think I am! {Duck Dodgers}
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09   #3
Billy the Kidd
Self Serving Hypocrite
Admin
 
Billy the Kidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Progressive HELL!!!
Posts: 19,435
Billy the Kidd will become famous soon enough
Credits: 418,233
OH NO, the parade of C list celebrity deaths continues!
__________________
Tolerance is a virtue of a dying civilzation. Aristotle
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09   #4
thefr0g
Ooglemagthorpe
Admin
 
thefr0g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 7,759
thefr0g will become famous soon enough
Credits: 50,469,816
I hope you're not saying Jackson was C-List.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09   #5
Manifesto
Biggest Dick Contest Winner
Admin
 
Manifesto's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,621
Manifesto is on a distinguished road
Credits: 95,882
I saw him a few times at the mall in tampa, and he was just as annoying in life as he was on tv... perhaps death will be his time to shine.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


You're my bitch, Bitch. You'll do exactly what I tell you.

<3,

WL
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09   #6
Sik Simon
Ate God
Overlord
 
Sik Simon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The hood, US
Posts: 17,808
Sik Simon is on a distinguished road
Credits: 26,877
I can only hope and pray Paris Hilton joins the lot of them in hell, as long as it's some kind of slow and painful death, like AIDS or something. Is it bad to wish such awful things on someone? I don't care I'm done with the whole being nice shit.
__________________
*Saunters by with a devil-may-care look in my eye.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09   #7
dk123
Lost Soul
 
dk123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fish Bowl
Posts: 12,443
dk123 will become famous soon enoughdk123 will become famous soon enough
Credits: 262,974
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefr0g View Post
I hope you're not saying Jackson was C-List.
Just the C-List starting with 'Child'...

I'm kidding, of course.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09   #8
Axantha
peripheral visionary
 
Axantha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Yellowstone
Posts: 5,865
Axantha is on a distinguished road
Credits: 95,266
so we have started on our 2nd set of 3. Since they always come in multiples of 3.

McMahan, Fawcett, Jackson were the first set.

Billy and Gale Storm are the first and second.

for those not aware of who she was (cause you're too young)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gale_Storm
__________________
Pain is Nature's way of saying "At least your still alive!"

That which does not kill us hurts like hell.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09   #9
Manifesto
Biggest Dick Contest Winner
Admin
 
Manifesto's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,621
Manifesto is on a distinguished road
Credits: 95,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axantha View Post
so we have started on our 2nd set of 3. Since they always come in multiples of 3.

McMahan, Fawcett, Jackson were the first set.

Billy and Gale Storm are the first and second.

for those not aware of who she was (cause you're too young)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gale_Storm
technically Carradine, McMahon, & Fawcett would be first.

then Jackson, Mays, & ?????
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


You're my bitch, Bitch. You'll do exactly what I tell you.

<3,

WL
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09   #10
Axantha
peripheral visionary
 
Axantha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Yellowstone
Posts: 5,865
Axantha is on a distinguished road
Credits: 95,266
I had forgotten about Carradine.

so Gale would be the 3rd of the 2nd set.
__________________
Pain is Nature's way of saying "At least your still alive!"

That which does not kill us hurts like hell.
is Offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've figured the "Goth" thing out... Lawson Topic Discussions 76 12-05-13 21:05
Heath Ledger Dead. dk123 Topic Discussions 70 02-18-08 12:18
MovieBitch With Harry And Kain! Harry Hard-On Entertainment 783 11-28-05 10:49
I used a quote Sire used to have in his sig: waterRTBH Topic Discussions 71 02-22-05 16:09

Recent Threads
Anybody have...
1 Day Ago 21:02
Last post by thefr0g
1 Hour Ago 23:20
Hey fr0g
3 Days Ago 01:49
Last post by thefr0g
1 Hour Ago 23:17
Gun control
5 Hours Ago 19:19
Last post by JOEBIALEK
5 Hours Ago 19:19
How Do I Access the...
03-17-07 21:48
Last post by Jezrygew
7 Hours Ago 16:38
Overflowing asylums
3 Weeks Ago 01:23
Last post by JeNn_DeViLz
2 Days Ago 19:27
Obama sends a letter.
4 Days Ago 21:42
Last post by Sic Simon
4 Days Ago 21:42
what surprised you today?
04-11-13 17:55
Last post by Sic Simon
4 Days Ago 21:19
Science Disproves...
11-01-10 14:38
by Pahu
Last post by Sic Simon
4 Days Ago 21:16
Whats your job?
11-20-07 14:57
Last post by Sic Simon
6 Days Ago 20:26
what have you eaten...
12-24-03 19:43
Last post by JeNn_DeViLz
1 Week Ago 10:09
Online Users: 69
1 members and 68 guests
Dark Messiah
Most users ever online was 1928, 06-09-15 at 18:20.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0 RC2


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com

© 2006 - 2016 Dark Forum | About Dark Forum | Advertisers | Investors | Legal | A member of the Crowdgather Forum Community