Holy crap. Casey Johnson Dead.
The body of the 30 year old Johnson and Johnson heiress was discovered in her Los Angeles home.
Source: E Online,
A neighbor tells E! that Johnson’s maid came out of the home earlier today and screamed of Johnson, “She’s dead!” Johnson, who adopted her daughter Ava from Kazakhstan in 2007, announced on Dec. 9 that she and reality television star Tila Tequila were engaged to be married.
Tila Tequila’s Twitter:
Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w family
TMZ has a little bit more:
Tila Tequila says they were fighting last week and that Casey stayed at Tila’s house on the 28th. Tila tried contacting Casey on the 29th because Casey had left her dogs behind. Tila says Casey’s phone has been shut off since the 29th and she was not able to make contact. Johnson, who tweeted frequently, last tweeted on December 29 at 1:13 AM.
Some backstory on losing her inheritance and her problems with substance abuse:
Posted: 12:24 AM, December 21, 2009
Baby-powder heiress Casey Johnson has flown to New York with her “fiancée,” Tila Tequila, to try to reclaim her daughter, Ava, from the custody of her mother, Sale Johnson, and bring the toddler back to LA.
Casey adopted the girl from Kazakhstan two years ago over the objections of her aunt, Libet Johnson, who built an orphanage in Cambodia. But Sale took custody earlier this year out of concern for little Ava’s safety.
“Casey is intent on getting her daughter back,” an acquaintance from LA told Page Six. But friends are distancing themselves from the increasingly erratic heiress.
“When I went to her rented house on Mulholland Drive recently, it was like Grey Gardens,” our source said. “There are dirty dishes everywhere and rotting food. There is graffiti on the walls. The pool looks like a swamp.”
Johnson’s father, New York Jet owner Woody Johnson, and the rest of the family recently restricted Casey’s access to funds because she repeatedly has refused to get the help they say she needs. She’s been in rehab several times but has never finished the programs.
“She can’t pay her bills, so the electricity was cut off. She can’t put gas in her car,” said our source. “She’s been keeping her Porsche in the garage because she’s afraid it will be repossessed.”
Tila and Casey announced their engagement this month with a video they posted online of themselves in bed wearing only bras and panties.
As Casey smiles in an apparent stupor, Tequila rants: “Look at this ring. Its 18-carat because my baby is ballin’. We are going to make love tonight for our honeymoon . . . She adopted a baby, Ava, and I love children. We already have a family. We are going to buy a house together and, once we get situated, throw an engagement party.”
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office revealed that Casey Johnson died of diabetic ketoacidosis. Johnson had diabetes since she was a child. Unfortunately, she was not taking her medication. “She wasn’t taking her insulin. She wasn’t taking good care of herself,” said the coroner.