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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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31.

TeeKay    

If this man was getting ready to have his third hip surgery in 18 months, how is it he had UNTREATED hypertension? No reputable surgeon would take a person with untreated hypertension into surgery. He had to have had multiple examinations prior to the scheduling of the surgery. How is it the hypertension was overlooked? No reputable doctor would prescribe all those prescription meds to be taken by one person, ESPECIALLY one with hypertension. Trust me, I have a chronic pain condition and TREATED hypertension, and I can't even take non-prescription meds! I can't imagine my doctor prescribing Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, etc to be taken within the same time period.

I think someone is in serious denial.

1867 days ago
32.

LiquidPopperoni    

LEAVE BILLY ALONNNNNNNNNNNNE! (britney too)

1867 days ago
33.

Karen    

This deeply saddens me, I never would have thought that Billy was adrug issuer...

1867 days ago
34.

jay    

Yes...and wives ALWAYS know what they're husbands are doing.

1867 days ago
35.

cgirl Caron    

I KNEW IT!!!!

1867 days ago
36.

S. Hensley    

OHHH WEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! DAMN!!!!!!!!

1867 days ago
37.

Nancy Kaufmann    

Oh dear Lord. That guy was a walking commercial for high blood-pressure. He gave ME high blood-pressure watching him. But that's not even what the coroner said he died from. Anyway, regardless of whether he used "non-prescription" drugs, he had WAY too many prescription drugs in him. I'd say either another enabling doctor, or doctor-shopping.

1867 days ago
38.

kimed    

Wife is in denial. Chronic untreated hypertension, and he's doing blow. Please... that was a heart attack waiting to happen at his age. The medical examiner is just doing his job. The facts are the facts!!!

1867 days ago
39.

Roro    

Better living through chemistry!

1867 days ago
40.

BeeObjective    

Let's go slow... what was the quantity of any of the compounds listed? If anyone of us (non-user types) had a toxicology taken, you'd be surprised what it would reveal. Just because your toxicology comes back with 'baking soda' listed (from the Croissant you ate), does it mean you had cocaine instead? FYI, baking soda is the common cutting agent for cocaine. The man admittedly was on pain-killers due to his bad hip - which was to be operated on the day after his death. How many women can spell 'vicodin' once a month... how many men can say 'Sildenafil' (viagra) every week?

BIG NOTE: Benzoylecgonine (the determined residue from cocaine) is used as the main pharmaceutical ingredient in the prescripition drug Esterom, a topical solution used for the relief of muscle pain. "HE HAD HIP & LEG PAIN"... DON'T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS!!!

1867 days ago
41.

Pittock Kid    

FOR ALL OF YOU SMART AS_ES POSTING ON THIS STRING... I hope you're not big fans of Michael Jackson... when his toxicology report comes out, Billy Mays will be known as 'Saint Billy Mays'. Look at what the person at comment #52 said and 'Get a Life'.

1867 days ago
42.

Palm Springs    

The wife is embarrassed. She knows if WE KNOW that Billy used cocaine...that she uses it too. So these findings are not good for her image ( or their kids) and probably this will STOP any insurance payments as they ALL have drug clauses.

1867 days ago
43.

Mary_Boca    

Florida is the sunshine state..... NO RECORDS are private, none....just take a look at our on line newspaper.... palmbeachpost.com,

we have a daily booking blotter section, EVERYONE (and their mug shot) who was arrested in the county is posted... no secrets here!!! Billy is no exception, and I am sorry for his wife

1867 days ago
44.

ginger    

this guy was crazy & loud & she has doubts he used coke? give us all a break. she probably uses herself.

1867 days ago
45.

Wanda    

If his wife starts digging, I am sure she will find a lot more things that he did not share with her. Ignorance can be bliss.

1867 days ago
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