Billy Mays Dies: One Minute You’re Here, and the Next, Kaboom!

Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays was a staple on the television of anybody who was too lazy to change the channel, and he is dead at age 50.

Mays reportedly hit his head during a rough landing yesterday, and he even Twittered about it last night, though it’s unclear whether or not the event is related to his death.

Mays is survived by his wife and dozens of infomercials, but definitely no stains.

Fellow pitchman Ron Popeil announced that, out of respect for Mays, his Pocket Fisherman would be at half-staff for the next week.

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