Billy Mays Death
Looking for information on Billy Mays death? Billy Mays was an infomercial pitchman. He was most famous for his "OxiClean" commercials where he shouted. Before his death, Billy Mays also had a television show, "Pitchmen", on the Discovery Channel with his business partner, Anthony Sullivan. Billy Mays was found dead in his home in Tampa Bay, Florida on the morning of June 28, 2009.
Billy Mays was 50 years old before his passing. Before his death. Billy Mays was on U.S. Airways Flight 1241 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Tampa Bay, Florida. The airplane had a rough landing at the Tampa International Airport because its front tire blew out. Although there were no reported injuries from the plane's hard landing, Billy Mays stated that he got hit hard on the head from things that were falling from the ceiling during the rough landing. U.S. Airlines vowed to cooperate with officials while Billy Mays death was being investigated.
The Hillsborough County medical examiner in Tampa Bay, Florida performed an autopsy on Billy Mays to find the cause of his death. No exact cause was known after Billy Mays was found dead in his home. However, after the autopsy, it was discovered that cocaine use was a contributing factor in Billy Mays death. Dr. Leszek Chrostowski, the medical examiner that performed the autopsy, found that Billy Mays died from a lethal arrhythmia of the heart, which was caused by arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease. Cocaine was found to have either contributed to or caused the heart disease that killed Billy Mays.