Infomercial Star Mays Suffered Heart Disease
Preliminary results from an autopsy conducted on American TV personality BILLY MAYS suggest the star suffered from heart disease and an artery blockage that led to his sudden death at the weekend (begs27Jun09).
Mays was found dead in his Florida home on Sunday (28Jun09), after passing away in his sleep at the age of 50.
His death came just hours after he was hit on the head when the plane he was travelling on blew a tyre as it landed in Tampa on Saturday (27Jun09), prompting speculation a possible head injury was to blame for ending his life.
The Tampa, Florida coroner's office announced on Monday (29Jun09) the TV star suffered from heart disease and had a pulmonary embolism prior to his death - insisting there was no evidence of head trauma.
Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams explains Mays "had an enlarged heart, a thickening of the wall of the ventricle which takes blood to the heart."
Mays found fame as an infomercial pitchman, most recently advertising OxiClean on U.S. TV.
Final results of the autopsy and cause of death are not expected to be released before several weeks.