Billy Mays dead

Infomercial pitchman and internet legend Billy Mays has died, Fox News is reporting.

Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning in his Tampa home. Oddly, on Saturday Mays was involved in an incident in which a plane he was traveling on experienced a front-tire blowout on landing. Fox speculates that the two incidents might be connected.

In a statement, Mays’ wife Deborah said:

“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.”