First Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett, then Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays has died. Okay maybe it's weird that I'm a fan of a teevee direct marketing pitchman, but I really liked the guy. I didn't find his "Hi! Billy Mays here" commercials annoying at all, and I use several of his products and think they work exactly as advertised. Plus, after watching his show Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel, I really grew to like the guy as a person. He just seemed like a nice down-to-earth guy who really believed in the products he sold (unlike the shamwow guy, who I find very annoying). This is a sad day for direct marketing. Their biggest star, who was still far from his peak, has passed on.
Rest in peace, Mr. Mays. I will certainly miss you.