06.01.2010

Johnson & Johnson heiress found dead

Johnson & Johnson heiress found dead

By Emily Tait

Casey Johnson, daughter of billionaire businessman Woody Johnson of Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures contact lenses, has been found dead at her home in Los Angeles.

The socialite, who was friends with Paris Hilton, died of a suspected drug overdose, according to friends posting on a social networking site.

But Los Angeles police spokeswoman Sara Faden said: "It appears to be a natural death. There"s no evidence of foul play. A toxicology report from the coroner"s office will proceed next."

The heiress was arrested for grand theft in November 2009 and was known to have a history of drug abuse. She was in a relationship with reality TV star Tila Tequila and the pair were rumoured to have got engaged last month.

She was a regular on Twitter but since her death arguments have erupted on the social networking site between Tequila and fellow celeb Perez Hilton regarding Tequila"s reaction to her fiancee"s death.

by Alexa Kaczka


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