Monday, June 29, 2009

Autopsy Finds No Head Trauma

Yesterday, I mentioned the death of TV pitchman Billy Mays and the rough landing of his airplane the day before. Mays said he was hit in the head during the landing, and reports indicated that he later complained of not feeling well before he went to bed, although he apparently felt all right when he left the plane.

I mentioned that this sounded similar to the case of Natasha Richardson, who died after taking a fall on the ski slopes in mid–March.

But, apparently, Mays' death had nothing to do with the rough landing or being struck in the head.

The medical examiner said today that his findings indicate that Mays died because of heart disease.

The preliminary conclusion is that Mays suffered a heart attack in his sleep. More will be known when the results from the toxicology tests come back.

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