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Billy Mays
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Television Pitchman
William Darrell Mays, Jr.

(1958-07-20)July 20, 1958
Died June 28, 2009(2009-06-28) (aged 50)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Other names Billy Mays
Occupation Television direct-response advertisement salesman
Years active 1993–2009
Home town McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays
Deborah Mays
Children Billy Mays III
Elizabeth Mays
Parent(s) Billy Mays, Sr.
Joyce Palm

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 in the United States and Canada.

He starred in his own TV show called Pitchmen with his friend and co-worker Anthony Sullivan. The show was on for one season before his sudden death.

Mays died on June 28, 2009 from complications of heart disease. He was 50.

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