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Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson found dead in Los Angeles

The 30-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson business empire was pronounced dead this morning on Los Angeles' Westside, officials said.
Casey Johnson was pronounced dead by paramedics who responded to a call before noon in the 900 block of North Orlando Avenue in the Beverly Grove neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Johnson apparently died of natural causes, the LAPD said. A final report will be prepared by the Los Angeles County coroner.

Johnson was the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. The family issued a statement tonight, asking for privacy "during this very difficult time," according to the Associated Press.

Johnson was engaged to reality TV star Tila Tequila, according to news reports.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila. Credit: Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

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How could you be 30 and die of natural cause? What's so natural about that?

How many rich people have to die of "natural causes before the law wakes up and puts a stop to these drug pushing doctors? Why are they allowed to visit more than one primary? There's a good example of how flawed our health care system is. The left hand is too greedy to care what the right hand is doing.

This has nothing to do with a flawed health care system and everything to do with what our society in the US has become. A glorified bunch of pill poppin' dumb asses hellbent on getting noticed. Lets' get this straight....she did not, I repeat, did not die of natural causes. She died from her uncontrolled addiction to a number of things. Fame was one but probably from an overdose of some kind of prescription drug.

Do I feel sorry for her...no, I don't. I do feel sorry for her parents who now have to deal with the lost of their child. In a parents eyes she will always be their child. But the parents bare some of the blame as well for not properly raising her to be a respectable decent individual. Had they disciplined her in her formative years she would be here amongst us today. Possibly being a productive member of this society instead of constantly craving the attention of the Hollywood facade.

engaged for what? Marriage is between a man and a woman. maybe they were engaged in water polo or some sport> they all need to get a real job and fill their time with something rewarding and then maybe their minds will quit being the devils workshop!so tragic! our decisions are important and they are like seeds that will grow up and produce a harvest either good or bad> the choice is ours!!!


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