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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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61.

susan    

Exactly. Her blood level was twice the legal limit, she had undigested liquor in her stomach, smoked pot within the hour, and a broken 1.75 litre bottle of Absolute was found in her mini van. But they say the coroner was wrong. yeah, right.

She's dead, one of her children is dead, the other in critical condition, three of her brother's children are dead, and three other people in another car are dead. But the coroner is wrong......

1810 days ago
62.

gnarlyone    

Let me guess ...Ambien, Adderall and Oxy....plus whatever else you can find in Miami

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006718/

1810 days ago
63.

That Poor Thing    

Wow, I understand she's grieving but she appears to be in denial. It's an autopsy, honey. They can't just make stuff up that they found. And is it really so hard to believe? His job was to be amped up all the time...

1810 days ago
64.

susan    


Don't jump to conclusions> The coroner made an official ruling. No conclusions to jump to.

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52. 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!!!


1810 days ago
65.

Nancy Kaufmann    

See, this is why I stopped doing coke in the 80's....I did not want to go all Len Bias some night. I realize that's not exactly what happened to Mays, but still....dude, grow up!!! Everybody knows coke raises your heart rate and blood pressure....can't be doing that s*it in middle-age.

1810 days ago
66.

nikki siixx    

what the heck?? billy mays died??!! when did this happen??

1810 days ago
67.

homer    

Oh please,it's not an episode of seinfeld.The amount of cocaine in his body wasn't a result of a f***ing croissant or what ever food item.It was enough for them to list it as a cause of death....they guy was a cokehead.Why is that so hard to believe?

1810 days ago
68.

Hmmm...    

How could you not assume he was on coke in the manner he marketed those products? He seemed in "mad, rabid dog" mode every time!!!

Totally off-topic, how could ANYONE sit through those commercials?? I actually gave him a shot, TWICE, and after 30 seconds he made my head hurt and I was FORCED to change the channel! That is NOT the way to market a product!

1810 days ago
69.

soundmixer    

HE MUST HAVE A BIG LIFE INSURANCE POLICY THAT THE WIFE WANTS TO COLLECT ON; POLICIES ARE NULL AND VOID IF ITS FOUND THE DEAD PERSON WAS USING ILLEGAL DRUGS; AND GUESS WHAT!!! HE WAS!!!!! IS SHE SO STUPID THAT SHE IS GOING TO TRY AND BURY THIS???? ITS OBVIOUS. SORRY HONEY, BUT YOUR HUBBY WAS QUITE THE PARTIER. NO WONDER HE WAS ALWAYS SOOOOOOOOOOOO CRANKED UP.

1810 days ago
70.

Ultraworld    

The prescription pain meds seem ok considering the condition of his hip, he was in tons of pain for a long time. Heart disease is a bitch. But I think the coroner could have left the Alcohol and Cocaine out of the public eye, his family has been through enough.

1810 days ago
71.

Kawika 3    

Face it !!!! It is , what it is...
Positive Cocaine traces..
he's only human. he just thought we'd never find out.
He can tell the rest of the story to the Big Guy in the Sky.
Good Luck Splainin that !!!!!!

1810 days ago
72.

daveo    

Billy Mays DID NOT die from cocaine ingested THREE days before his death. He died from booze and a mix of six types of GOVERNMENT JUNK in his system!! Celebrities are dropping left and right from pills but the focus is mainly on illegal drugs that aren't being taxed by the government.

RIP Billy Mays, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson......am i forgetting anybody??

1810 days ago
73.

Anna    

What a sad situation all the way around. He will never kiss his little girl goodnight. His family will never see his smile walk through the door again. Then the overpaid, ignorant & unsensitive lowlifes at Hillsborough County got a big woody & had to share it with the world without any respect for the massive grieving family or themselves for that matter! Either way, this shocking information should have been at the familys discrection. Sad to say, you do good in life, but someone's quick to crap on those that can't defend themselves from 6 feet under. RIP Billy & God Proctect your family. Take the P.O.S's to court Mrs.Mays!! What happend to HIPPA laws? does that just apply to certain decent States like mine?

1810 days ago
74.

Tabatha    

IF HE DID IT HE DID IT AND IT SUCKS THAT SHE DIDNT KNOW HER HUSBAND TO GET HIM HELP DEAL WITH IT LADY AND MOVE ON I AM SURE YOU WILL STILL GET YOUR MONEY IN THE END

1810 days ago
75.

IKnewbilly    

I knew Billy personally for over 10 years. He was not a coke user. He was in horrible pain from his hip and put off his surgery because of his busy schedule. He was not a coke head, he was not abusing prescription drugs. I saved a few voice mails on my phone and it clearly shows someone who was in pain from his hip. I personally told him to take some time off and get his hip replaced. We all would understand. But he never wanted to let anyone down. Always worried about others before himself. Days prior to his death he was in LA at Conan. He told me that his doctor gave him a drug that he could inject into his leg to ease the pain and not make him "out of it" like other pain medicines. He was concerned that he may not even be able to walk on Conan because of the horrible pain he was in, but did not want to let his friends and family down by not appearing. He was looking forward to doing Conan then getting back home and getting his hip replaced for the third time. He was going to be taking 3 weeks off to recover and then he was going to be back to work. I told him he needs to take care of his health, we would all understand.

1810 days ago
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