The funeral for Johnson and Johnson heiress Casey Johnson was held Tuesday morning in New Brunswick, NJ. Reality TV star Tila Tequila, who was engaged to Johnson at the time of her death, was not invited by the family to attend.
The funeral for 30-year-old Casey Johnson was a small, private affair attended only by family and close friends. Johnson was found dead in her home in Los Angeles on Jan 4. An official cause of death has yet to be determined. Johnson suffered from diabetes, but it is not yet known if the disease was a contributor to her death.
Casey Johnson’s girlfriend, Tila Tequila, was reportedly not invited to attend the socialite’s funeral and was not present at the service. Tequila said her therapist put her on “suicide watch” after Johnson’s death but she is now doing fine. “I know Casey wants me to be alive and she hates seeing me like this,” Tequila told People. “She always hated it when she would see me cry.”
Tila Tequila was scheduled to appear on The Larry King Show Tuesday night to discuss the late as part of a tribute to the late Johnson & Johnson heiress. Tequila was dropped from the program, however, after Johnson’s family allegedly protested her appearance on the show.
Donations in Johnson’s memory are being accepted by the Casey Johnson Memorial at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The New York Jets dedicated the team’sÂ win over the Cincinnati Bengals to owner Woody Johnson, whose daughter, Casey Johnson, died suddenly earlier this week.
Following the NY Jets’ 24 to 14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Coach Rex Ryan and the team dedicated theÂ win to Johnson. “There’s only one game ball,” Ryan said, according to the New York Daily News, “and it goes to Woody.”
The Johnson family gathered to cheer on the Jets only five days after Casey Johnson’s mysterious and sudden death. Woody Johnson reportedly said it was “a very difficult time for us, but we felt it was important to be here today.” Even so, Johnson said the win could not help ease the pain from losing his daughter so young. “No, it doesn’t help,” Johnson said.
A moment of silence was held at the game for Casey Johnson before the national anthem. Jets staff members wore diabetes awareness bracelets in support of the Johnson family and their tragic loss.
No official cause of death has yet been released in the death of Casey Johnson. The young socialite suffered from diabetes, but it is not yet known if the disease may have contributed to her death.
An autopsy performed on the body of Johnson and Johnson heiress Casey Johnson revealed no immediate cause of death, although the report stated there were no signs of foul play in the socialite’s death. The findings from the Casey Johnson autopsy report were ruled inconclusive, with additional toxicology and tissue tests expected to take 6-8 weeks.
No evidence of foul play or trauma to the body was found during the official autopsy by the LA County Coroner’s Office on Casey Johnson. Johnson struggled with diabetes throughout her life, but authorities did not state whether or not the disease was thought to be a possible contributing factor to her death.
An unidentified source allegedly told RadarOnline.com that Johnson’s girlfriend, reality TV star Tila Tequila, feared the heiress had died of a drug overdose. TMZ.com reported that only an “insignificant” amount of prescription drugs were found in Johnson’s home.
A private funeral for friends and family has been scheduled for later this week. No other details regarding the memorial have been released. In a press statement through their rep, the Johnson family said they wish to “thank everyone who has expressed condolences and support during this trying time. Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.”