***Pitchman Billy Mays died of a cocaine overdose****

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    Aug 08, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    http://tinyurl.com/m5pobv

    Billy Mays' family: Never saw signs of cocaine use

    By MITCH STACY
    Associated Press Writer

    Autopsy: Cocaine Contributed to Mays' Death
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The family of TV pitchman Billy Mays said they were never aware that he used cocaine or other non-prescription drugs before his death and they were considering whether to have an independent review of an official autopsy...."

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    Aug 08, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    Too bad. You play with illegal substances, and you may pay the ultimate price. This could explain part of the reason the guy was so annoying in his insipid ads. I watch so very little television - but if I saw this guy, I had to grab the remote to shut him down - he was just a loudmouth. I would never have bought anything he was pitching.
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    ahh, that would explain his loud, rapid and anyoying vocal stylings.

    BM taught me where the "mute" button is on every remote control in my home.
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    One down,now if the Sham Wow guy would just do himself in,that would be great.At least Billy was just annoying,the Sham Wow guy is so ugly I can't even look at him while I'm eating.
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    Aug 08, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    Sham Wow guy has more products out now too, some cheese grater and chop o matic sumthing or other. he shud use his products on himself before i have to see another info-mercial featuring him