Casey Johnson, one of the great-great-granddaughters of Robert Wood Johnson I, co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) empire and the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, has been found dead.
A spokesman for the Johnson family confirmed that the 30 -old heiress was found dead in Los Angeles in the morning hours of January 4th 2010. TMZ.com reported that LA police and firefighters were called to a house at 11:51 a.m. Monday where Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities report that it was a “natural death” and that there’s no evidence of foul play. According to Fox411.com her diabetes may have been a contributing factor in the Johnson & Johnson heiress’s death.
“Casey had very severe diabetes and was not taking care of herself properly,” the source told Fox411.com. “With her condition she should have been closely monitoring her health, taking insulin, monitoring blood sugar levels, and she wasn’t.”
Johnson, the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, also had a long history of substance abuse.
She recently made tabloid headlines with a purported engagement to reality star Tila Tequila.