An autopsy report released Friday concluded that cocaine contributed to the sudden death of well-known TV pitchman Billy Mays.
In a press release the examiner’s office said, “The medical examiner concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death.”
It was previously reported by the office of The Hillsborough County medical examiner that Billy Mays had a heart attack and died.
The medical examiner was criticized by family members of Mays for issuing the report and they also questioned the cocaine founding.
A statement was released by Mays’ family, “We were totally unaware of any non-prescription drug usage and are actively considering an independent evaluation of the autopsy results.”