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Billy's Wife Angry Over 'Speculative' Report

8/7/2009 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Billy May's Billy Mays' widow is "extremely disappointed" with the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office -- accusing them of sending out a "speculative" report that's damaging her husband's image.

Moments ago, Deborah Mays released the following statement:

"We are extremely disappointed by the press release released by the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office. We believe it contains speculative conclusions that are frankly unnecessary and tend to obscure the conclusion that Billy suffered from chronic, untreated hypertension, which only demonstrates how important it is to regularly monitor one's health.

Given the hectic nature and pace of Billy's life, especially during the past 10 months of his exhaustive travel across the country, it was not surprising to hear that hypertension was the cause of his death. We were totally unaware of any non prescription drug usage and are actively considering an independent evaluation of the autopsy results."

"As those who were close to Billy knew, he had been in chronic pain for more than two years and was about to have his third hip surgery in 18 months. His use of prescription pain medication for his hip condition was guided by his physician and was at recommended usage levels. This has been a very difficult period for our family and we appreciate the respect for our privacy that Billy's many clients, fans and members of the media have extended. We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers for the family and will not have any immediate comment beyond this statement."
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Nickers    

Medical tests don't lie. It is shocking to hear he was using cocain. The truth hurts I'm sure. She should just drop it because she's just going to make it worse by keeping it in the media longer...........I'm sorry to hear this about Mayes though I was shocked.

1849 days ago
17.

nutella    

I hope the white media roast his ass like they did MJ. At least MJ did not do coke. Billy was a junkie. Deal with it

1849 days ago
18.

oldno7    

Probably bought it from Obama.

1849 days ago
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Peterson32    

Yeah-right-damaging his image...Hey lady your husband IS and WAS a DOUCHEBAG...And SO ARE YOU!!!!

1849 days ago
20.

Coco    

He was in Pittsburgh a few weeks before his death because his nephew died of a drug overdose. Sad ending to a nice guy.

1849 days ago
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cherryrn    

i will not believe this because other legal drugs that a Dr put him on breakdown the same way . to call it the way they did is totally inappropriate. I know this man I am from McKee Rocks where he is from. I ask to hold any negative opinions at least understand . This is from Florida's Medical System . This is guessing unessarily on their part. Please do not believe this is
a correct report. Do not talk about these results until you read the family;s response.http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090807005720&newsLang=en

1849 days ago
22.

Hollywood's a Hazard    

Me thinks it's $$$$$ she is worried about.

1849 days ago
23.

Karen k    

Please sweetheart..your old man was doping. Nothing speculative about toxicology reports...your husband was using COKE, anxiety drugs, high level pain killers at 59. His heart gave out...long use of drugs, sweetie and tell us you didn't know!
Money too hard to give up??? Da Nile not just a river in Egypt.

1849 days ago
24.

moi    

HERE'S HOW TO ORDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1849 days ago
25.

wickedorchid    

Kind of like the drunk driving taconic parkway killer Mom's husband having a press conference to say that she wasn't an alcoholic. Sad.

1849 days ago
26.

masha    

you reap the rewards of his public persona, you have to deal with the bad side, too. you made money off of him this is the downside. deal with it.

1849 days ago
27.

bb    

In denial much?

1849 days ago
28.

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

Let us know when you get those independent results, so you can deny those too.

1849 days ago
29.

carriss    

Sounds like someone's in denial. Her husband couldn't possibly be a recreational drug user, because that's just unheard of.

1849 days ago
30.

Goerge Bush    

Snaps to #'s 10 and 15. HE WAS JUST A JUNKIE............................toxicology reports DO NOT lie

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