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LAPD seeks cause of death of Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson


An autopsy and toxicology tests were pending this morning for Casey Johnson, the 30-year-old heiress to the Johnson & Johnson business empire who was found dead Monday at her Westside home.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating, though officials said there were no signs of foul play.

Authorities said they didn't have a cause of death for Johnson, and they were not sure how long she had been dead before being discovered.

Johnson, a well-known L.A. socialite and fiancee of reality TV star Tila Tequila, was pronounced dead by paramedics who responded to a call before noon Monday in the 900 block of North Orlando Avenue in the Beverly Grove neighborhood, the LAPD said.

Johnson was the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. In a statement issued Monday night, her family asked for privacy "during this very difficult time," according to the Associated Press.

Johnson was friends with several young Hollywood celebrities, who express sadness at her untimely passing.

"I feel so sad right now, my heart is in pain. Just lost a longtime friend. My heart goes out to her family. R.I.P. Casey Johnson," Paris Hilton wrote on her Twitter page. "In bed crying, looking at baby pictures of Casey, Nicky and I. I feel so upset. I feel like I've lost a sister. My heart is broken."

Tila Tequila, who starred on an MTV reality show, wrote on her Twitter page, "Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support."

-- Robert J. Lopez and Shelby Grad

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

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Hopefully Tequila is next

Health care acquisitioners are ruthless and abnormally envious of wealth, Woody.
I would leave NO stone unturned when investigating what happened to your heir and the impact on any partners or former partners. If you kill someone with medicine and control medicine from "the sniffles to the coroner"--they don't get caught, do they?

I feel bad for the Johnson family losing a loved one at such a young age, but this makes me wonder if they need to be doing random drug tests more on the rich and famous, than on athletes.

What a PROFOUND loss for all of humanity!

I still don't understand why people ask others to pray for those who died. It's too late then. And according to the lifestyle this lady was leading...she is probably in a very warm place next to all the others who used the lord's name in vain. Who also found it hard to devote one hour to God on Sunday. So now she's where she herself wanted her soul to go...Hell. Don't get mad at me cause it's biblical. Read the bible and find out for yourselves where she is now that she is dead. I can't even say may she rest in peace because she is going to be in torments for eternity....

My perosnal opinion and this is a free country and we are protected by freedom of speech and opinion.
I never trusted Tila the minute I heard her attempt to sing, flooze her way around and make waves on the local L.A. music scene many years ago.
This death is all too sudden.
Hollywood's reputation of sleeze, money and greed are single handedly flushing this Country's reputation and high honor right down to the gutter.
You can not trust anybody anymore.
This reeks of mischievous foul play.
Then again it could be the act of any jealous soul at J & J.

Wasn't Ms.Tequila engaged to an NFL star a couple of months back? And didn't that end badly with abuse allegations made? Now two months later she is engaged to another rich/famous person. Gold digger or love seeker?

And... If they are engaged why weren't they in constant contact? Seven days without talking to each other? I can understand one or two if you are in a place you can't talk, but in todays age you can communicate with ease in seconds.

I think Ms.Tequila knows more than she is saying here.

If we told you once, we told you a thousand times.

Don't do drugs! Especially Weed!

Peace out.

DM and Tulip
I kind of agree with both of you. But I don't think anyone in the J&J family had anything to do with it, they spent so much money trying to HELP her, I mean her family runs one of the largest juvenile diabetes foundations in the world! Why, because she was born Type 1.
On the Tequila angle, I quite agree, if they were really fiances's (sic) then wouldn't they have spent NYE together?
The autopsy and the coroners report will answer a lot of questions. Ms Tequila may find herself having to answer a lot of them.
That said, she was a daughter and a mother. She was a troubled soul. Hopefully she has found some modicum of peace she did not have in life.

Side note to SADTRUTH:
You, my friend, need to read that Bible again. You are not in the position to judge anyone (as in "Judge not, lest ye be). Not their acts or their lifestyle. That task alone is left to the man upstairs. Pray for the poor woman's soul. Pray for her 4 year old daughter. Pray for her family.
It is a SAD HUMAN that claims there is no good to be done praying for her.

I think it is starting to be scary that young people, aged within 30 and below, are suddenly starting to die like flies. In the past year, how many people in her age age group have died of "natural cases"? People assume it's drugs but at this rate, I think something else is going on, they can't all be taking drugs that's just stupid. Like her or not, If your 30 maybe you should start getting worried.

This is in response to sadtruth on Jan 5

I don't know what or who you pray to but my god is a loving god and forgives those who ask for it.

I don't think anyone should judge Casey or Tila. We don't know them or their life. All anyone can do is wait to see what she died from.


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