(Casey and Tila, in [presumably] happier times...)
DEATH OF A SAPPHIC SOCIALITE
She was, by all accounts, a wild child. But what killed 30-year old Casey Johnson? Was it drugs? Diabetes? Or, maybe it was the fact that she never found her "niche" in life. (Wikipedia listed her occupation as "socialite", which is only fun for a while...) We don't know yet. But one thing's for sure: the blonde heiress to the enormous Johnson & Johnson fortune had enough lesbian drama in her life for movie version of "The L Word". Found dead in her West Hollywood apartment on Monday, January 4th, the full-time party girl had tempestuous relationships with several women. A fiery (ahem...) fight in October 2009 with ex-girlfriend, fellow socialite and minor actress Courtenay Semel, reportedly resulted in Johnson's hair going up in flames. The next month, Johnson was arrested for allegedly breaking into the house of another ex-girlfriend, model Jasmine Lennerd, and stealing clothes and jewelery. For the last month, she had been dating Tila Tequila, the 28-year old bisexual model and star of the TV shows "Pants-Off Dance-Off" and "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila". Johnson and Tequila, clad only in bras and panties, appeared in a video where Tequila announced that they were engaged-- with a 17-karat ring to prove it. In the video, Tila did most of the babbling-- uh, talking... before the two engaged in some lip-shtick and some above-the-waist girl-to-girl action. Johnson's death was first announced by Tequila on her Twitter page and then confirmed by police. "Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson," Tequila wrote. "She has passed away. Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w/ family." The drama continued even after Casey's death: On Wednesday, Johnson's celebrity gal pals Bijou Phillips and Nicky Hilton"I will always love you."(Sigh..). retrieved the dead heiress' dogs from Tequila's home in Los Angeles-- accompanied by police and, of course, the paparazzi. On Thursday, Tila released a farewell video on the net to her "wifey", telling her The media hasn't been taking T.T. seriously, though. She's been labeled, among other not-so-niceties: "attention hog", "D-lister", "drecky", and "publicity whore". And, to add insult to injury for poor Ms. Johnson (Rest in peace, Casey.) the New Jersey gay marriage bill failed-- no doubt, after Senate members watched the Casey Johnson/Tila Tequila engagement video.