Casey Johnson, the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune who recently made tabloid headlines with a purported engagement to reality star Tila Tequila, has died at age 30.
According to People: Her death was announced by Tequila on her Twitter page and confirmed by police.
"Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson," Tequila wrote "She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w/ family."'
Los Angeles police and firefighters were called to a house at 11:51 a.m. Monday. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
"It appears to be a natural death," says police Officer Sara Faden. "There's no evidence of foul play. A toxicology report from the coroner's office will proceed next."
Johnson, who leaves a toddler daughter Ava whom she had adopted, was the great-great granddaughter of the founder of the pharmaceutical giant, and the daughter of New York Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson.
An openly gay socialite, Johnson had a knack for attracting paparazzi – and trouble. A nasty fight with ex-girlfriend Courtenay Semel, daughter of former Yahoo chief Terry Semel, reportedly resulted in Johnson's hair catching on fire last October. Then in November, she was arrested for allegedly breaking into another former girlfriend's house.
In December, Tequila announced the pair were engaged. "Tonight, my beautiful girlfriend has just asked me to marry her and check out this rock," the lingerie-wearing Tequila said in an Internet video. "Bam! That is a 17-carat diamond ring from my baby."
Two young women recently die of natural causes???? Hmmm.....we'll see what the toxicology report says...
There's a battle going among Casey Johnson 's closest friends.
Tila Tequila aka the late heiress's supposed fiancee, called police to her Los Angeles home today after close friends Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips showed up there to retrieve Johnson's dogs and some belongings on behalf of her family, but when Tequila refused, things got ugly.
Two LAPD squad cars arrived at the home after a call was placed around 2 p.m., according to department spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera. Herrera says there was a "verbal dispute."
The officers quickly became referees and restored order. Tequila wheeled out a rack of clothing that included fur coats and a Christmas blanket. Both little dogs, who had been locked in a bedroom, were also handed over, as were some bathroom products and packages of insulin.
After the exchange, Tequila told the press, "They don't care about the dogs. They are putting them to sleep to bury with Casey." When asked if they were going to put down the animals, Phillips simply said, "No."