Infomercial Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

Billy Mays, infomercial pitchman, was found dead in his home this morning. (via la times)

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 this 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.

He was just on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Let me see if I can find that video. ETA: Yep. He was on Tuesday night, he just started co-hosting a new Discovery channel show called Pitchman. Earlier in the show, Conan delivered a moving tribute to Ed McMahon.

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