Billy Mays Likely Died Of Heart Disease

A Florida medical examiner says that beloved pitchman Billy Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease and likely died of a heart attack. A day earlier, Mays bumped his head during a rough landing on a US Airways flight — but the autopsy showed no head trauma.

Mays was also taking Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain, but the examiner says that there was no evidence that Mays was abusing these drugs, and that pill counts show he had been taking the correct amount.

Medical examiner: TV pitchman Billy Mays likely died of heart attack; no head trauma found [LA Times]