It was only fitting that I yell that farewell to him. Wouldn't he have wanted it that way? That was about the only way he could communicate so it just seemed so it seemed like that was one of the best ways to show respect. In reality though, this one came hard out of nowhere also. The Grim Reaper has been working overtime this week with celebrities.
World famous infomercial pitchman Billy Mays died in his home in Tampa, FL Sunday morning. He was 50-years-old.
So far, it looks like the news isn't revealing too much about what happened. All they are saying is he died in his sleep. But ironically, he was on the US Airways Flight where the tire blew out and it had a hard landing. He was on the news later saying that something fell from the ceiling and hit him in the head. How much you want to bet that it comes out later that he died of a concussion? The same type that killed Natasha Richardson.
At any rate, it's also interesting because it seemed like for a while there that Billy Mays was everywhere. ESPN had somehow signed him and he was pitching for their network as well. I think that's when I first started noticing that he shouts everything. I guess everyone has to have that one hook that gets them where they are and that was his.
What he was doing must have been working because he even got me intrigued enough to want to try OxiClean. I actually never did though. I will get around to it eventually. I'm just saying that his technique at least has me wanting to try it. You can't say that for a lot of commercials that are out there today.
Whatever the cause of his death was, Billy's was another case where he was too young to be leaving here. Just another reminder that when it's your time to go, it's your time to go.
Rest in peace, Billy.