Funeral arrangements of Billy Mays will be this week. Funeral arrangements for Billy Mays, the legendary OxiClean pitch man and star of Discovery’s reality show entitled “Pitchmen”, are pending but expected for this week.
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Local Pittsburgh CB2 KDKA reports “The Mays family says funeral arrangements are not complete, but they expect to plan a fitting ceremony.” No further details have yet been revealed by the family.
Mays died Sunday in Tampa. He was 50 years old.
Billy Mays’ rise as a pitchman came in 1993 in Pittsburgh when he was hired to promote cleaning products – OxiClean, Orange Clean, Orange Glo, and Kaboom. His signature opener was “Hi – Billy Mays here for …”
In April this year, Mays came to TV audiences in a new format – a Discovery Channel series called Pitchmen. LALATE featured several of his episodes. And yes, they were hugely read stories about LALATE readers.
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On April 22, shortly after the show’s premiere, it was The Dual Saw episode covered on LALATE that readers loved.
On Monday, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams ruled Mays’ likely cause of death was heart disease:
“[Mays] had an enlarged heart, a thickening of the wall of the ventricle which takes blood to the heart.”
The report found Mays had “hypertensive and arteriosclerotic disease of the heart”.
Billy Mays will be greatly missed. Send your love.