America’s Best Loved Pitchaman, Billy Mays, Dead at 50

I loved this guy. Like so many, we could appreciate how good he was and how tough it is to make a sale in 60 seconds. Engaging, warm, friendly, he wouldn’t just make me want to buy … I wanted to invite him over for dinner. TV, for me, will never be the same. From TMZ

TMZ has confirmed TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead today in his home in Tampa, Florida early this morning.

According to the Tampa PD, the 50-year-old TV pitchman was found unresponsive by his wife Deborah at 7:45 AM.

TMZ has learned Mays’ body has already been removed from his home.

Here’s a video appearance from Cavuto. Just great stuff.


And here is my post tribute to the TV huckstas. God bless him.

Cavuto and “The Huckstas” – Selling the Obama Plan

You all know these guys are my favortites. I love the huckstas. And Cavuto has two of the best on Billy “Mighty Putty” Mays and Anthony “Sully” Sullivan … and Cavuto gives Mays the chance the huckster for the “Huckster in Chief”. Great stuff.



Do you remember when I dedicated a full half hour to the “Aqua globe” … and then raised the discussion of who is the best TV huckster … Billy Mays or Vern “Shamwow” … well finally for those of us who consider this one of the greatest American art forms … huckstering … a web page dedicated to Billy Mays.