Heiress Casey Johnson to Have a Private Funeral This Week
Heiress Casey Johnson passed away on Monday at the age of thirty. Ms. Johnson was the great-great grandaughter of mega-pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Woods Johnson, and the daughter of NY Jets owner Robert Woods Johnson IV. Her family has arranged for her body to be flown back east and she will be laid to rest this week in a private funeral.
Casey suffered with Juvenile Diabetes and was a daily insulin user. She also had a past history of drug abuse. Conclusive autopsy results are pending the toxicology tests. Police reported that it did not appear as if illegal drugs were involved and speculation is that she may well have forgotten to take her insulin and passed as a result of her diabetes.
Ms. Johnson was an openly gay socialite and as such drew her share of paparazzi attention and tabloid headlines. She had been linked in the past to Yahoo! Heiress Courtenay Semel and most recently engaged to internet and reality tv celebrity Tila Tequila.
Ms. Johnson is survived by her parents, Robert and Sale Johnson, two sisters and her toddler daughter Ava-Monroe adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007. The family has requested that donations be made in Casey's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Our condolences to the Johnson family on their tragic loss.