Johnson & Johnson Heiress Found Dead

Cause of Casey's death unknown
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2010 1:42 AM CST
Updated Jan 5, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Johnson & Johnson Heiress Found Dead
Casey Johnson arrives at a party in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/LMartinez)

The 30-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire has been found dead in her Los Angeles home. Casey Johnson's death appears to have been from natural causes, but the results of toxicology tests will take weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports. The hard-partying socialite, daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, was engaged to bisexual reality TV star Tila Tequila, who pleaded on Twitter: "Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away."

Johnson battled drug and alcohol problems and had been cut off from her trust fund in an act of "tough love" by her family, according to the New York Daily News. She was long a fixture on the Manhattan club scene with pals Nicky and Paris Hilton. "I've known Casey since I was a baby," Paris told Life & Style magazine. "She had a big heart and she was a good friend. I feel so sad, I don't want to believe it. My condolences go out to her family and loved ones." (Read more Tila Tequila stories.)

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