William Darrell "Billy" Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009) was an American television direct-response advertisement salesperson most well known for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.
William Darrell Mays Jr.
July 20, 1958
|Died||June 28, 2009 (aged 50)|
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart disease|
|Resting place||Mount Calvary Cemetery|
|Other names||King of the Pitch|
|Occupation||Television direct-response advertisement salesman|
|Employer||Home Shopping Network|
|See products pitched|
|Board member of||Mays Promotions, Inc.|
|Spouse(s)||Dolores Mays (divorced)|
- "TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead in Tampa home". Tampa Bay Online. June 28, 2009. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
- "Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home". FoxNews.com. June 28, 2009. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
- "Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death". usa Today.com. August 7, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
- Billy Mays on IMDb
- Official Twitter page
- Billy Mays at Find a Grave