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#1 tg1911

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:38 PM

On a returning flight, from filming a new OxiClean commercial, the plane experienced a blowout of the front tire:

"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping," Mays reportedly told Tampa Bay's Fox affiliate. "It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."


He just blew it off, and was found dead, by his wife, the next morning.

TV pitchman Billy Mays dead at 50
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:07 PM

No wonder I liked that guy. He's from Pittsburgh.

Sorry to hear he's gone.

I'm sure gonna miss hearing him hawkin "OxiClean"....

RIP Billy Mays
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 07:09 PM

"But wait, there's...

no more."


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

Ooooooh....he died from a hit to the head. I heard he died from a heart attack myself, but I guess that's false.

Well, I don't know what to say. Sad that he died or happy that I won't have to hear his yelling voice anymore. Either way, that's celebrity #4 that died within this year....or something like that.....

Edited by scff249, 28 June 2009 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:21 AM

Either way, that's celebrity #4 that died within this year....or something like that.....

Well, depending on who's definition of 'celebrity' is applied it's alot more than 4. There's David Carradine, Dom DeLuise, Bea Arthur and Natasha Richardson.

According to this list if you include sports stars, older stars from the 50's and possibly earlier as well as politicians, musicians and other newsmakers. It's closer to 30+, so far this year.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:50 AM

True at that......so I'm shutting up.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:53 AM

I was actually more shocked to hear of his death than Michael Jackson's
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

Se we got Farret Fawcett, Ed McMahnn, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, and now from what I here we got Gale Storm.

http://www.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us...mp;q=gale+storm

I thought celebrities were *only* suppose to die in 3's. If so, there is one more I only count 5.

EDIT: I take that back: Fred Travalena dies.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:30 PM

Add Karl Malden.... RIP

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:57 PM

Harve Presnell died: http://www.kansascity.com/402/story/1300922.html
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Mollie Sugden died: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts...icle6620105.ece

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

Long time American Football Quarterback Steve McNair: Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair killed, police say.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:40 AM

I guess the list just keeps growing and growing...

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:23 PM

Thats the thing about being a human being on this planet........."Nobody Gets Out Alive!!!" :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:37 PM

Bad thing is most of his products worked, unlike the Sham-wow dude or the other hawkers on TV. He will be missed

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