Cocaine Use Contributed to the Death of Billy Mays

Aug 7, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that killed Billy Mays, the Associated Press reports.

The famous pitchman, who died in bed, built a career out of hawking cleaning products and gadgets on TV. In addition, he was the star of a show on the Discovery Channel.

The Hillsborough County medical examiner, in a statement, "concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death," the AP said.

The medical examiner’s office stated that while Mays was not under the influence of the drug at the time of his death, he had used cocaine in the days leading up to his death.

–Alex Jacobius

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