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Autopsy: Cocaine Contributed To Mays' Death

Autopsy: Cocaine Contributed To Mays' Death
TV Pitchman Found Dead June 28

POSTED: Friday, August 7, 2009
UPDATED: 3:51 pm CDT August 7, 2009

TAMPA, Fla. -- An autopsy report says cocaine contributed to the death of TV pitchman Billy Mays.

The 50-year bearded TV personality died of a heart attack in his sleep. His wife found him unresponsive June 28 at their condo in Tampa, Fla.

A release from the Hillsborough County medical examiner's office Friday said Mays had last used cocaine days before his death.

The report said that although Mays died from heart disease, cocaine use was a contributing cause of death.

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