RIP Billy Mays

uber-pitchman Billy Mays dead at 50Billy Mays has made his last pitch. The man behind such Made for TV products as Oxy Clean, Mighty Putty, and Orange Glo was found dead in his home this morning. He was 50. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Mays rose to stardom after he began pitching Oxy Clean. His distinctive style won fans and critics, and made him ripe for parody. Despite the fact that some people saw him as over-the-top, his approach undeniably worked, as the products he pitched sold enormous quantities.

Whether you loved or hated him, you have to admit the world is a quieter, yet less interesting, place without him.