There was more than just passionate faith in OxyClean’s restorative powers propelling Billy Mays. The AP is reporting that an autopsy on the passed pitchman has determined cocaine use contributed to the man’s untimely death at age 50.
Billy Mays‘ official cause of death is heart disease, but the cocaine is believe to have exacerbated his health problems. Cocaine raises blood pressure and can speed up atherosclerosis (artery-hardening).
Small amounts of anti-anxiety and painkilling medication were found, too. Billy Mays suffered from hip problems and was scheduled to go under the knife for a replacement the day after he was found dead.
No jokes in this post, but I liked Billy. Don’t worry, I’ll go full force when someone who deserves it drops dead.