Cocaine Played a Part in Billy Mays' Death

August 7, 2009 By:
Cocaine Played a Part in Billy Mays' Death

Billy Mays’ initial autopsy report indicated that he had died of a heart attack. But now shocking new details have come forth, showing that that the famous pitchman had taken cocaine just days before his death, and played a contributing factor.

A statement fro the Hillsborough County medical examiner obtained by People reads:

"From the presence of metabolites of cocaine and the absence of cocaine itself, it was concluded that Mr. Mays used cocaine in the few days prior to his death but not immediately prior to death.

Cocaine can raise the arterial blood pressure, directly cause thickening of the wall of the left ventricle of the heart, and accelerate the formation of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries."

There’s no word as to whether Mays was a regular cocaine user, or if this was an isolated incident. Details to come.