Mays Autopsy Shows No Drugs, No Trauma
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2009 12:12 PM CDT
In this Dec. 6, 2002 file photo,TV pitchman Billy Mays poses with some of his cleaning products at his Palm Harbor, Fla., home.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

(Newser) – Initial autopsy results suggest that infomercial celebrity Billy Mays died of heart failure, the medical examiner announced today. The autopsy didn’t reveal any head trauma or drug abuse, both rumored causes of the 50-year-old's death, but did find hardening of his arteries, the St. Petersburg Times reports. He was also taking pain medication following recent hip surgeries, but there was no evidence they would have caused his death.