Report: Billy Mays Used Cocaine In His Last Days

The Hillsborough County, Florida medical examiner’s office reported this afternoon that toxicology results show boisterous master pitchman Billy Mays had used cocaine sometime in the days before his death. This may have contributed to his fatal heart attack.

The press release came out, of course, at the end of the East Coast business day, and on a Friday. The Mays family is fighting back, with a press release criticizing the medical examiner’s office for releasing the information at all and a Twitter campaign criticizing news outlets for picking up the story.

Autopsy: Cocaine contributed to Billy Mays’ death [AP]
Statement from Billy Mays’ Family In Response to Medical Examiner’s Report [Press Release]

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