Casey Johnson's L.A. home (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Casey Johnson, the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, was found dead in her home on Monday at the age of 30. There was no evidence of foul play in the death of the young socialite and the initial autopsy findings found no signs of trauma. Her death comes less than a month after the death of 32 year-old actress Brittany Murphy, who was also died at home suddenly with no foul play suspected.
Like Murphy, Casey Johnson had a medical history of diabetes and was also known to take numerous prescription medications. Both cases have left police officials with little answers regarding the cause and circumstances surrounding the deaths. Medical examiners in both cases are waiting to officially announce of cause of death pending toxicology reports.
Johnson was the daughter of Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets football team. She was the great-great granddaughter of the founder of Johnson & Johnson health products. Casey lived an openly gay lifestyle and her romantic life kept her in the headlines of the tabloids. She was reportedly engaged to MTV reality star Tila Tequila who announced the news of Johnson's death on the social networking website Twitter.
Casey Johnson was born rich, but it was fame that she sought after most. She reportedly turned down an opportunity to star with socialite Paris Hilton in the reality show "The Simple Life". Nicole Richie took the role instead. Johnson called the decision "the stupidest mistake of my life".
Friends of the heiress describe a woman who may have had substance abuse problems and was eventually cut off from her family and the family wealth. Casey leaves behind a 3 year-old daughter named Ava, whom she adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007. It is reported that Casey's mother removed the toddler from the socialite's home to keep her out of harm's way from a rumored wild lifestyle.