TMZ is reporting that Billy Mays, the high-energy TV pitchman best known for his OxiClean commercials, was found by his wife Sunday morning in their Tampa, Florida home.
"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," his wife Deborah said in a statement.
She apparently found her husband unresponsive at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Word is that he had just returned from Philadelphia Saturday after making a new OxiClean commercial.
An autopsy is expected to be complete by tomorrow afternoon.
| Lisa Gutierrez