Friday, June 18, 2021

A local advertising legend takes the last huge ride: Billy Fuccillo (1957-2021)

 His presence in advertising over the last several years was inescapable.

Auto dealer and philanthropist Billy Fuccillo has passed away at the age of 64. Fuccillo, a Long Island native, had a chain of auto dealerships associated with Kia and other brands in New York & Florida for the last several years.

His signature tag line was "It's gonna be huge!". Fuccillo was often aided by Tom Park and actress Caroline Munro. Of late, with Fuccillo in fading health, WWE superstar Titus O'Neil (Thad Bullard, Jr.) was recruited to join Munro in a new series of ads that are currently running. It gives O'Neil something to do since he's not wrestling a whole lot these days. Like Fuccillo, O'Neil is also involved in civic causes in his native Florida.

This video compilation puts the emphasis on Fuccillo's pet catchphrase:

Rest in peace.

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