Hi everyone, it’s Sonya today! I hope you had a great weekend. Besides glue and putty and gardening tools, do you know what else bearded pitchman Billy Mays loved? I mean, REALLY REALLY LOVED? Drugs! TMZ reports,
A mighty shocking autopsy report concludes cocaine contributed to the sudden death of pitchman Billy Mays back in June.
The report, which was released today, lists “cocaine use” as a contributing cause of death — along with hypertensive and arteriosclerotic heart disease.
A Hillsborough County press release says “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.”
Mays died in his sleep on June 28 at his home in Florida.
UPDATE: Official documents show the following drugs were in Mays’ system — hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (painkiller), alprazolam (Xanax), nordiazepam (Valium), benzoylecgonine (byproduct of cocaine) and temazepam (anti-anxiety). Ethanol — alcohol — was also in Mays’ system.
HO-LY COW. That’s quite the cocktail. Any other person, and that would’ve knocked you on your ass the first time. But not Billy Mays! It just gave him the drive to POWER THROUGH, TO DIG DOWN REALLY DEEP, to GET THOSE RESULTS, all while cultivating a beard that would have made Paul Bunyan weep with envy.
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