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Was Billy Mays victim of a bad flight? Autopsy says no

TV pitchman Billy Mays died Sunday at his home in Tampa after complaining to his family that he didn't feel well. The day before Mays was on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia that had a rough landing in Tampa. By rough I mean the the tires blew out and, according to passengers including Mays, items fell from the ceiling. Some passengers had bumps or bruises, but the airline said there were no serious injuries.

Mays said in an interview that something hit him in the head. He wasn't specific, but frequent fliers know how overcrowded the overhead bins can get. Getting them to close sometimes requires brute force. Still, Mays told a local TV station that he had a "hard head," so he probably didn't think too much about it. But then he didn't wake up the next morning. (Brings to mind Natasha Richardson.)

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The infomercial celeb was 50 years old so there are many natural causes of death out there and an autopsy is scheduled. For the sake of the airlines, I hope his death had nothing to do with a head injury.

UPDATE: Autopsy results apparently show Mays died of heart disease. There was no head trauma. Whew.

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