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A Death In The Family

There is tragedy today in Jets camp as Casey Johnson, the socialite daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and heiress to the Johnson & Johnson business empire has died. She was 30.

Popular celebrity news site,, reports that Casey was found dead in her home on Monday.

Police report paramedics had already pronounced Johnson dead when they arrived at her Los Angeles home shortly before noon and it is not known how long Johnson may have been dead.

Johnson's death is speculated to have been from natural causes since a preliminary investigation turned up no signs of foul play. A final cause of death will be determined by coroner's officials, who will seek toxicology tests. Those results could take six weeks to obtain.

In a statement released through publicist Jesse Derris, the Johnson family says it "is mourning its tragic loss, and asks for privacy during this very difficult time."

Casey Johnson gained celebrity as the girlfriend of Tila Tequila, a reality TV star, who tweeted about the loss.

"Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w family." - From Tila Tequila's Twitter Page

I would like to extend my heart felt condolences to Woody Johnson and the entire Johnson family in this time of tragedy. Just two days removed from the high of a successful run at gaining a play-off berth, I can't think of a more heart wrenching way to come down from that high.

God bless the Johnson's and may Casey rest in eternal sleep with the good Lord watching over her.


Xander Diaz is Editor-In-Chief for