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Monday, June 29, 2009

Pitchman Billy Mays Dies at 50. But Wait, There's More.
Medical Examiner says Heart Disease (Video Tribute)


June292009
From The Huffington Post
By talent network news

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Born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958, TV Pitchman Billy Mays passed away yesterday. Another out-of-nowhere sad celebrity death. Billy brought great energy and fun to his craft. He will be missed but his Infomercials will live forever.

Billy Mays Had Heart Disease, Medical Examiner Says

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida medical examiner says television pitchman Billy Mays likely died of a heart attack but further tests are needed.

Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams said Monday the boisterous, bearded 50-year-old known for hawking Oxiclean suffered from hypertensive heart disease. He was found dead Sunday in his Tampa home. A day earlier he bumped his head during a rough landing on a commercial airliner, but Adams says there there was no evidence of head trauma.

He says Mays was taking the prescription painkillers Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain. But Adams says there was no indication of drug abuse, and pill counts showed Mays had been taking the correct amount of the drugs.

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