Last week, infomercial king Billy Mays appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien to promote his new Discovery Channel series Pitchmen, and the 50 year old ad salesman appeared to be in high spirits and good health. That's why his mysterious death came as such a shocker on Sunday morning, when he was found none responsive in his Tampa, Florida home by his wife.
Mays built his fame and fortune by appearing on thousands of commercials and infomercials promoting such iconic household products as Orange Glo and OxiClean. Police stated that there were no forced signs of entry into the May's residence, and that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be completed on Monday afternoon, but May's wife Deborah said in a statement, "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 was currently working on the Discovery Channel series Pitchmen with Anthony Sullivan. There is no word on what will happen with the show. And there are no plans to pull the many commercials starring Mays from the airwaves anytime soon.