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'Oxiclean Guy' Billy Mays Dies

“Infomercial King” Billy Mays died on Sunday.

According to the Tampa Police Department, Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Florida home early Sunday morning.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy will be completed on Monday.

Mays was well known for his numerous television promotions of such products as Orange Glo and OxiClean. He was also featured on the reality TV show "Pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel, which followed Mays and Anthony Sullivan in their marketing jobs.

MyFOXTampa.com previously reported that Mays was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday.

US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises.

Authorities have yet to determine if Mays' death was related to the incident.

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