Johnson and Johnson Heiress Found Dead
Posted on 01/05/10
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the news to Access Hollywood on Monday night.
Earlier in the evening, Tequila herself confirmed the news on her Twitter account.
“Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away,” she wrote. “Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w family.”
A short time later, however, the former reality star suggested Johnson was not dead, writing, “I just got news that my fiance is not dead but currently in a coma!!! Omg please pray that she will make it! Hang in there my love please!!!”
Johnson, a member of the Johnson & Johnson dynasty, passed away in Los Angeles, TMZ was first to report.
The body of the 30-year-old socialite was discovered on Monday morning, according to the Web site.
No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
Shortly after the news broke, a rep for the Johnson family issued a statement.
“The Johnson family is mourning its tragic loss, and asks for privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement read.
Tequila and Johnson first announced their engagement via Tequila’s Ustream account on Dec. 9.
“Tonight, my beautiful girlfriend had just asked me to marry her,” Tequila said in the clip.
“Casey Johnson and Miss Tila Tequila are now officially engaged,” she added.
In recent weeks, Johnson made a host of headlines for things other than her romantic life.
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.
As for Tequila, she Tweeted on Sunday she was happy with her life heading in to 2010.
“I feel so blessed,” the Internet-turned-reality-star wrote. “Thank you God for my life…..I know there is so much more on it’s way! I hope to bring my fans along the fun ride!”
Tequila has announced personal news via Twitter before.
Previously, she announced she was pregnant and carrying a child for her brother and his wife.
Later, she clarified that she was not yet pregnant, but was planning to become pregnant in the surrogate role.
Source (article): MSNBC
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