Category: Casey Johnson

Casey Johnson not yet laid to rest back East; Tila Tequila still mourning quietly

Casey home There has been no funeral yet for heiress Casey Johnson, according to multiple sources contacted by people close to the Johnson family. Friend Nicky Hilton did hold a memorial service at her home last week, however.

Meanwhile, Casey's fiancée Tila Tequila was very upset about not being allowed to go to the funeral that she apparently didn't know had not been held: "I don't want to talk about the funeral," Tequila told E! Online on Sunday. "I wasn't allowed to go, and I am so upset. I can't sleep, and I am on suicide watch."

Though if her Twitter account is any indication, she might've been over that by Sunday night

"Ok I LOVEEEEEE feeling this happy again! YAYY I MISSED FEELING THIS WAY SOOOOO MUCH! WEEEE! Can u give me 3 more minutes 2 enjoy this? hehe"

This is the same Tequila who freaked out that Nicky and Bijou Phillips were after Casey's pet dogs so they could kill them and put them in Casey's casket to be buried with her.

Of course, 911 was called

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Members of the media gather on Jan. 5, 2010, outside the Los Angeles home where Casey Johnson was found dead the day before. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press

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Beyond Casey Johnson: Socialites we don't worry about

Casey gallery refer Casey Johnson's legacy is now the stuff of cautionary tales, but notwithstanding her adventures with Courtenay Semel and Tila Tequila, the blond was a member of a very select crowd: heirs and heiresses to outrageous fortune.

As Casey is laid to rest at her family's plot in New Jersey -- Paris and Nicky Hilton are expected among the mourners, Tila is likely not -- we at the Ministry would like to turn the spotlight on some of her society peers who are making good use of their good fortune. Click on the photo of Casey at right to launch a photo gallery of to-the-manner-born names we don't have to worry about.

[Updated, 11:42 a.m., Jan. 11: Casey has not yet been laid to rest, according to a family source.]

Whether it's billionaire heiress Athina Onassis-Miranda (granddaughter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' second husband, Aristotle) or publishing princess Amanda Hearst, these lucky few are on the up and up -- witness graceful Aerin Lauder, who has taken the reins at her grandmother's beauty empire, Estée Lauder

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Heiress Casey Johnson dead at 30 [Updated]

Casey johnson Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, in the spotlight recently for a custody battle, grand theft charges and a flashy engagement to reality TV diva Tila Tequila, was found dead Monday morning in her Los Angeles home, OK! Magazine has confirmed.

[Updated at 8:54 a.m., Jan. 5, 2010: Though there were no signs of foul play, the LAPD is looking into Casey's cause of death. An autopsy and toxicology tests were pending this morning, according to L.A. Now. Such tests typically take six to eight weeks to be completed and assessed.

Though "a natural death" had been cited in preliminary reports Monday, the police said they had no cause of death, and that they didn't know how long she'd been dead before her body was discovered.

Paris Hilton, a childhood friend of Casey's, expressed her sadness via Twitter late Monday and early Tuesday.

Updated at 9:40 a.m., Jan. 5, 2010: Casey, a diabetic, may have been dead for several days before her body was found.]

News of Johnson's death began circulating online around 5 p.m. PST, after TMZ reported that the wayward socialite's body had been found. Access Hollywood reported that the family had issued a statement asking for privacy. 

Johnson, the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, had recently been trying to regain custody of her daughter, Ava. She'd also  been arrested on Nov. 30, 2009, and then charged with two felonies; she was accused of taking about $22,000 worth of items -- including underwear and jewelry -- from the Hollywood home of Jasmine Lennard, a model and also a reality TV personality who was on Britain's "Make Me a Supermodel." 

Her parents had recently cut off her trust fund, according to the New York Daily News, after she refused to get help for drug abuse.

Tequila, who had not mentioned her "wifey" Casey on Twitter for a few days -- this was unusual, if you follow such things -- posted a couple of comments on the microblogging site shortly after reports of Casey's death began circulating.

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