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William Darrell Mays, Jr.
July 20, 1958
June 28, 2009 (aged 50)|
|Other names||Billy Mays|
|Occupation||Television direct-response advertisement salesman|
|Home town||McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania|
Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays|
Billy Mays III|
Billy Mays, Sr.|
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.
His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognized television presence all over the world.
- "Raw Data: Billy Mays Biography". Fox News. June 28, 2009. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529329,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- "TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead in Tampa home". Tampa Bay Online. 2009-06-28. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/jun/28/281143/tv-pitchman-billy-mays-found-dead-tampa-home/news-breaking. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- "Report: 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home". FoxNews.com. 2009-06-28. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
- "Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays' death". usa Today.com. 2009-08-7. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2009-08-07-billy-mays_N.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-18.