Coroner: Billy Mays Died of Pulmonary Embolism

Billy Mays didn't die from a bump on the head. The Oxiclean pitchman had evidence of heart disease and died from a pulmonary embolism according to the Tampa, FL coroner.

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It wasn't a bump on the head that caused the sudden death of Billy Mays.

According to the coroner in Tampa, Fl, the TV pitchman died of a pulmonary embolism. The preliminary autopsy report also says that the Oxiclean guru had evidence of heart disease. The medical examiner concluded that Billy "had an enlarged heart, a thickening of the wall of the ventricle which takes blood to the heart."

Final results of the autopsy and cause of death will not be known for several weeks, but it is known that the knock to the head that Billy received while on a flight home from Pennsylvania was not relevant. There was no evidence of head trauma and internal and external injuries did not exist.

Unfortunately, dying from natural causes doesn't make anything easier on his loved ones.  

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