Cocaine usage contributed to TV pitchman Billy Mays’ death according to toxicology report

August 7, 2009

Florida (ChattahBox) — An autopsy has revealed that cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that killed high energy TV pitchman Billy Mays, officials announced Friday. Mays died in his sleep this past June 27th, and his wife found him unresponsive the next morning.

Initial autopsy results pointed to a pulmonary embolism, due to an enlarged heart, but did not turn up evidence of drug abuse. Toxicology tests that take longer to process, uncovered the coke in his system. Summing it up, Mays, 50, suffered from heart disease but his drug use contributed to his June 28 death, the Hillsborough County medical examiner said.

The TV salesman – who pitched OxiClean, Orange Glo, Mighty Putty and dozens of other products – was found dead by his wife in their Tampa, Fla., condo.

NY Daily News


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