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Mays found dead at age 50

6/28/2009

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa police say Billy Mays, the television
pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as
Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

Authorities say Mays was pronounced dead Sunday morning after
being found by his wife at home. There were no signs of a break-in,
and investigators do not suspect foul play. The coroner's office
expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.

Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, says the family doesn't expect to make
any public statements and asked for privacy.

Mays was also featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on
the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in
their marketing jobs.

He also was featured in an advertising campaign for ESPN360.com.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.