Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another Celebrity Gone

It seemed as if you couldn't turn on a television without seeing him. The energy, the enthusiasm and the voice were like no one else's, and he combined these attributes into a colossal money-making machine. You either loved him or you hated him; few could honestly say that they were indifferent to this omnipresent celebrity. And now, when we had all assumed that he'd be with us more-or-less forever, he has died at age 50.

What's that? Michael Jackson? No, no, no, not that moon-walking stick-figure of pop culture. I'm talking about Billy Mays. May God bless his soul and comfort his family.


kc said...

Loved his spoof of himself on the espn commercials. He was one of a kind.

RebeccaH said...

Now this is a surprise.

(Anybody who's surprised by Michael Jackson's death hasn't been paying attention the last twenty years.)

richard mcenroe said...

He fulfilled the folklore of deaths coming in threes.

Ed McMahon wasn't really part of the series. He was called home because St.Peter needed a day off from the gate gig once in a while ("c'mon, Lord, yourested one day in seven..>) and there was no better introducer than Ed.