Billy Mays, TV Pitchman, Dead At 50

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According to his son's Twitter feed, TV pitchman Billy Mays, famous for hawking numerous car products including "The Ding King," was found dead today in his Tampa home at the age of 50.

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There's no word on the cause of death but his trademark giant beard and big pitches will be missed. The death came only a day after being in a near-crash on a return flight to Tampa, Florida. The passing of Mays was confirmed by his son's Twitter feed. The Ding King, sadly, is gone, and with him, his famed catch-phrase, "Billy Mays here."

We'll have more as we get it. [Twitter]

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Jesus,usually it comes in threes not fours. It's a shame about Billy Mays, Tony Little spoke highly of him (don't ask how I know him). Talk about two deaths out of the blue (MJ and BM)...