Surprising, disappointing news today as we learn that Billy Mays, the lively TV spokesman who died on June 28, had cocaine in his system. Officials say that Mays had heart disease but the drug contributed to his death. I can honestly say that I did not see that coming. Even with his rambunctious, loud demeanor, you didn’t take Mays as a cocaine user. I guess I just can’t read certain people.
The initial autopsy didn’t find any amounts of drugs in his system but the toxicology reports, which were just released, revealed the sad information. Mays was 50 when he died last month.