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Casey Johnson died of natural causes


The suprising death of Johnson & Johnson heir Casey Johnson initiated a media circus, with many speculating about the cause of death of the 30-year-old. Privacy boundaries were broken, dirty secrets were aired, and many assumptions that Casey’s death had to do with illegal drugs were made.

Now, weeks after her death, how she died is finally known. The coroner, who had initially performed an autopsy on Casey on January 5th, had to wait for toxicology results to be able to determine her cause of death.

According to a report released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, the heir died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a type of diabetic shock. The fact that she was diabetic and had been battling the disease since childhood was well known.

Through all the controversy following her death, one person claims she always knew Casey died of natural causes: her fiancé, Tila Tequila. quotes the reality TV and online star as saying: “I always knew she died of natural causes while others kept insinuating that she died of drug problems and kept airing it dirty secrets from her past.

“I knew the real Casey before she died, and the Casey I knew was absolutely nothing like what the media and ex-friends made her out to be then everyone pointed the finger at me,” she continued. “I loved Casey and will never ever stop loving her. I’m glad she is resting in peace now.”

Casey was found dead at her home on January 4, 2010. It is assumed she may have been dead for days before she was found.

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Other celebrities who died surprisingly in the last year include Stephen Gately, Brittany Murphy, Adam Goldstein, Justin Mentell and Michael Jackson.


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