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Billy Mays Health Insurance Ads Pulled

8/13/2009 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Today is the last day you'll be seeing the late, great Billy Mays endorse health insurance -- the company behind one of the legendary pitchman's most recent commercials has officially pulled the spot off the air.

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Billy claimed his work for the iCAN benefit group was "the most important product I have ever endorsed" -- but now, 6 weeks after Mays passed away, the company has decided to go another direction.

For the record, the company did get the OK from the family to continue running Billy's ad -- and Billy's son also made the following point on his Twitter page, "When actors die, their movies continue to play, right?"

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1.

JFo    

First! HA!

1815 days ago
2.

Sono    

Hence the reasoning behind why his family is legally disputing that there were a dozen different kinds of prescription drugs in his blood system when he died...shocking.

1815 days ago
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Peterson32    

Billy Mays for Health Insurance is like George Bush for higher education.

Per your story please be advised Robin Motola, one of the nurses suing Las Encinas Hospital, is herself guilty of a great deal of negligence in regards to patient care and unspeakable breaches of psychiatric ethics. With a little investigation you'll find she was widely known for taking home discharged patients for drugs and sex. My friend, Tamar Hirsch, who Robin illegally treated outside of the hospital because her father paid for it (she was only interested in these types of patients if they could provide money or drugs or she had a sexual attraction to them) witnessed this many times. The story deserves further investigation as well as criminal investigation.

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1815 days ago
4.

Hates Conan like crap    

ALL Billy Mays ads should be pulled.

I'm NOT buying anything a dead guy recommends. In fact, I boycott any products still using Billy Mays as a spokeperson.

1815 days ago
5.

La Toya Jackson    

I liked him... Party on..

1815 days ago
6.

Mikey    

MIghty Health Insurance - heart attacks brought on by coke binge, your covered!

1815 days ago
7.

northern gypsy    


B.M. was waaaayyyy over the top...now it all makes sense...
feel sorry for the family...but...it was the right thing to do for the insurance co !!!

1815 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

This had *nothing* to do with the fact that the toxicology report took 6 reams of paper to complete.

1815 days ago
9.

TwoStepsRight.com    

Still just so sad! He was so funny to watch!

1815 days ago
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janalal4    

I'm sorry for the family's loss but this guy GOT ON MY DAMN NERVES!!! All those drugs in his system explains ALOT!! Won't be sad to see the end of ALL his commercials!

1815 days ago
11.

TVgirl    

Billy Mays was the most annoying person ever on TV. Now we know he was a druggie....explains his volume.

1815 days ago
12.

messygirl    

Thank god the ads were pulled. I never want to hear his annoying voice again.

1815 days ago
13.

Winsome Davis III    

I can't believe Betty Crocker is advertising on this sleazy website.

BOYCOTT BETTY CROCKER!!!!

1815 days ago
14.

London not England    

HEY Rodney Peterson - CON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY THAT READS TMZ...COULD YA STOP PUSHING YOUR Robin Motola Issues ON EVERY THREAD STORY ON TMZ...!!!!

Or In THE WORDS OF THE INCOMPARABLE NANCY GRACE: "BREAKING ....NEWS ....BREAKING NEWS..TMZ CUT HIS MICROPHONE...CUT HIS MIC"!!!!!!

This is about Billy Mays..NOT Robin Motola !~!~!~!

If People were interested in Robin Motola, TMZ would write a story on HER!!!! Save that crap for YOUR web page..which you are obviously trying to push!!!
"And NOW FRIENDS...A PICTURE OF THE TWINS"

1815 days ago
15.

Wow    

Comparing this commercial to actors' movies continuing to be played is just bizarre. Having a man who died with cocaine in his system pushing insurance would be creepy and inappropriate.

1815 days ago
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