Casey Johnson, the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson company recently passed away and she will be laid to rest by her family in a private funeral later this week. The Johnson Family released the following statement:

“The Johnson family wishes to thank everyone who has expressed condolences and support during this trying time,” said family spokesman Jesse Derris. “Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

There is no final word on the exact cause of Casey’s death, but most suspect that drugs and her long battle with diabetes most likely lead to her death. Her body will be flown back to the east coast to be laid to rest.

Casey recently became a well publicized after she become the fiance of socialite Tila Tequila.

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