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    Cocaine killed TV pitchman Billy Mays, autopsy finds

    Cocaine killed TV pitchman Billy Mays, autopsy finds

    By Tracy Connor
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Friday, August 7th 2009, 5:14 PM


    Mays, 50, suffered from heart disease but his drug use contributed to his June 28 death, the Hillsborough County medical examiner said.

    The TV salesman - who hawked OxiClean, Orange Glo, Mighty Putty and dozens of other products - was found dead by his wife in their Tampa, Fla., condo.



    Initial autopsy results did not turn up evidence of drug abuse, but toxicology tests uncovered the coke in his system.

    Mays got his start peddling products on the Atlantic City Boardwalk hustled his way into becoming a household name, recognizable by his blue shirt and thick beard.

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    Given his manic style, this is not surprising. Sad though.
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    If Mays was on coke.. what the hell is that sham wow guy on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    If Mays was on coke.. what the hell is that sham wow guy on?
    Meth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Given his manic style, this is not surprising. Sad though.
    Yep.




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    His commercials are STILL running on some channels.

    And I STILL hit the mute button when I hear that aggravating voice.


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    Somehow, this isn't really surprising...but, yes, sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    If Mays was on coke.. what the hell is that sham wow guy on?
    He's on a mug shot, for one thing... But you probably meant his chemical content


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    I'm not really surprised. I'm gonna have to watch his commercials closely now, see if he's got any powder on his nose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I'm not really surprised. I'm gonna have to watch his commercials closely now, see if he's got any powder on his nose!
    Now you really know the secret formula in OxyClean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Given his manic style, this is not surprising. Sad though.
    I always wondered.....

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    The one commercial that I see on of his that cracks me up is the one for health insurance. Schadenfreude much?
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