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“Just say no”

So the AP is reporting that “Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays’ death”…

It turns out that the medical examiner “concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death”.

Which makes his passing doubly sad, or at least it does for me.  As I’ve said before, I love infomercials.  And while Billy Mays’ were pretty much limited to 60-second commercial spots, he managed to get a lot of information and enthusiasm into his sales pitch.

Still… he was an icon.  There will never be a pitchman that will quite live up to his boisterous energy (and I don’t care if it was “induced” or not).

From Orange Glo to OxiClean to Mighty Putty… I’ll still remember him fondly.

- boots, the infomericalaholic

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