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Autopsy: Cocaine a Factor in Billy Mays' Death

8/7/2009 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Autopsy: Cocaine a Factor in Billy Mays' DeathA 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.


**Check out today's TMZ Live, when Harvey and Jason answered your questions about Billy Mays and Michael Jackson's toxicology reports.



Remembering Billy Mays

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31.

Julie    

thats "awkward" !

1718 days ago
32.

Cory (yes Feldman)    

33. well, well, well! Let's see if the snakes come out of the woodwork on this one. This guy had illicit street drugs and dangerous prescription drugs in his system. I doubt we will see half the comments we have seen about MJ. Racists!

Posted at 5:01PM on Aug 7th 2009 by Tamara Cannon

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Rattle Rattle... I am a snake, but MJ was a sicko
Billy was just a crack head.
...but he did have a nose at least.

1718 days ago
33.

I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

This bastard should'a been doing commercials for the local pharmacy. Gahd...DAM!!

1718 days ago
34.

DON'T GET SCAMMED    

Setting the bar kind of high, eh? A role model to our children for selling oxi-clean??? Is the shamwow guy your kid's godfather?

1718 days ago
35.

fleiter    

That's sad. I thought he was just a regular guy. But man, he was a junkie. What a waste.

1718 days ago
36.

Sarah    

Wow Tim Bierman, you are such a racist jackass! Shut up about Bush. Oh, so YOU must think Obama is holier than thou then huh?!?! Screw you moron!!

1718 days ago
37.

Jesse    

I knew it!! haha!! share your drugs so you dont die!! haha!!

1718 days ago
38.

First whores!    

42. Wow Tim Bierman, you are such a racist jackass! Shut up about Bush. Oh, so YOU must think Obama is holier than thou then huh?!?! Screw you moron!!

Posted at 5:09PM on Aug 7th 2009 by Sarah

How old are you? 12?

1718 days ago
39.

Sofia    

Tweaker huh? Wow!!What a shock!!

1718 days ago
40.

wondering    

I guess that's why he was always so excited in those infomercials .

1718 days ago
41.

yup    

He wasn't so Oxy-clean after all.

1718 days ago
42.

amanda    

so THATS how he stayed so...cheery and loud.

1718 days ago
43.

Sneakky    

Were they high amounts of all these drugs? If you test your local water supplies you can find small amounts of all kinds of drugs. I just can't believe he was using all those different drugs!!

1718 days ago
44.

DON'T GET SCAMMED    

adios, loser.

1718 days ago
45.

DOODAD    

Cocaine is no surprise at all, goes hand in hand with his energetic pitches, I know it helps mine
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But that update, DAMN!
Billy loved his drugs

1718 days ago
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