TV Pitchman Billy Mays Dead at 50

-Photo by Getty Images-

Seriously, what is going on?

Famous TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead early this morning in his Tampa, Florida home. He was 50.

Billy had just returned from shooting a new Oxiclean commercial in Philadelphia, and been aboard a plane that had blown a front tire on landing.

After getting off the plane, he told a local news station, "All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

But sources say he seemed okay later and was "acting fine and normal ... he was talking business with his father-in-law."

According to police, no foul play is suspected and an autopsy is being performed.

Billy's wife, Deborah, just released this statement:

"Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."

What a crazy sad week this has been.

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web