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Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson found dead in Los Angeles

January 4, 2010 |  7:41 pm
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