Tila Tequila’s Fiancee Casey Johnson Dead
First Published: January 4, 2010 10:02 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tila Tequila’s fiancee, Casey Johnson, has died, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Access Hollywood on Monday night.
Earlier in the evening, Tila herself confirmed the news on her Twitter account.
“Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away,” Tila wrote. “Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w family.”
A short time later, however, the former reality star suggested Casey was not dead, writing, “I just got news that my fiance is not dead but currently in a coma!!! Omg please pray that she will make it! Hang in there my love please!!!”
Casey, a member of the Johnson & Johnson dynasty, passed away in Los Angeles, TMZ was first to report.
The body of the 30-year-old socialite was discovered on Monday morning, according to the Web site.
No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
Shortly after the news broke, a rep for the Johnson family issued a statement.
“The Johnson family is mourning its tragic loss, and asks for privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement read.
Tila and Casey first announced their engagement via Tila’s Ustream account on December 9.
“Tonight, my beautiful girlfriend had just asked me to marry her,” Tila said in the clip.
“Casey Johnson and Miss Tila Tequila are now officially engaged,” she added as the two cuddled in their lingerie.
In recent weeks, Casey made a host of headlines for things other than her romantic life.
The daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, she was reportedly fighting for custody of her daughter Ava, with her mother, Sale Johnson, according to Page Six.
As for Tila, she Tweeted on Sunday she was happy with her life heading in to 2010.
“I feel so blessed,” the Internet-turned-reality-star wrote. “Thank you God for my life…..I know there is so much more on it’s way! I hope to bring my fans along the fun ride!”
This isn’t the first time Tila has recently announced personal news via Twitter.
Previously, she announced she was pregnant and carrying a child for her brother and his wife.
Later, she clarified that she was not yet pregnant, but was planning to become pregnant in the surrogate role.
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