Autopsy results have confirmed that cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that caused the death of famous pitchman Billy Mays in June. Mays was found unresponsive by his wife on June 20th, the victim of an apparent heart attack while he slept.
While heart disease was the primary cause of death, a report released today by the medical examiner listed cocaine as a “contributory cause of death.” The medical examiner “concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death.” Mays had used cocaine as recently as two days before his death but was not under the influence of the drug when he died.
So cocaine huh? That explains a lot.