Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll

Autopsy results on pitchman Billy Mays indicate he had cocaine in his system which may have contributed to his death.

“Mays died from a lethal arrhythmia of the heart caused by hypertensive and arteriosclerotic heart disease,” the county said in a statement attributed to Dr. Leszek Chrostowski, the associate medical examiner who conducted the autopsy.

“He further concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and therefore contributed to his death,” it added.

The fact that toxicology tests detected only breakdown products of cocaine, not the drug itself, led Chrostowski to conclude that Mays had used cocaine “in the few days prior to death but not immediately prior to death.”

Cocaine is a stimulant that can raise blood pressure and thicken the wall of the left ventricle of the heart, one of the organ’s four main pumping chambers.

Autopsy for Michael Jackson has not been released but Propofol in addition to other drugs are suspected.

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