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Billy Mays unexpectedly passed from this life on June 28, 2009. Billy was a famous pitch man on television, enthusiastically selling a variety of products. Through his work on television and personal appearances, Billy Mays became a celebrity. Just as famous as Billy himself was his dark full beard. Billy demonstrated to the world that a full-bearded man could appear in advertising and achieve great success. For that, I say, “Thank you, Billy.”