Funeral arrangements are set for Casey Johnson. Casey Johnson’s funeral arrangements will be on the east coast, and private.
A Johnson family spokesperson issued the following statement about Casey’s funeral less then 24 hours after discovery of her body Monday:
“The Johnson family wishes to thank everyone who has expressed condolences and support during this trying time. Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.
“[Casey's body will be] flown back east to her final resting place. The family asks for a measure of privacy over the next several days as they mourn their loss.”
“Casey struggled throughout her life fighting this disease, and she would want to see all of us continue that fight on her behalf”. The family asks that instead of flowers to make a donation at the Casey Johnson Memorial at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Johnson may have been dead since before New Years when her body was found Monday morning in Los Angeles. In fact, the last twitter post by Johnson was December 29. It remains unknown Tuesday morning if decay could be a factor in the L.A. Coroner’s investigation.
Monday evening included a swirling of strange reports that Johnson wasn’t dead but on life support, so much so that LAPD had to issue a statement to end the incorrect gossip spreading. LAPD Sgt. Charles Halliburton issued the following statement:
‚ÄúI can confirm there‚Äôs been a death and the body has been identified as Casey Johnson.‚ÄĚ
Casey Johnson is the great-great-granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson, who founded Johnson and Johnson.
For continuing coverage of the Casey Johnson death on LALATE here: http://news.lalate.com/category/casey-johnson.