Casey Johnson Died of Self-Neglect

Thirty-year-old wasn't taking insulin, medication
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 12:51 PM CST
Casey Johnson Died of Self-Neglect
In this Jan. 24, 2008, photo Casey Johnson arrives at Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Newest Issue Party in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/LMartinez)

Casey Johnson died of “natural” causes and a disregard for her own well-being, the LA County coroner said today. The 30-year-old diabetic hadn’t been taking her insulin or other medications, hadn’t been exercising, and hadn’t been following the strict diet doctors prescribed for her. The official cause of death was “Diabetic Ketoacidosis,” the technical name for a diabetic coma, TMZ reports. (Read more Casey Johnson dead stories.)

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