Private Funeral Set for Casey Johnson

January 6, 2010 By:
Private Funeral Set for Casey Johnson

Johnson & Johnson heiress, Casey Johnson, who was found dead on Monday, will be laid to rest in a private funeral later this week.

Johnson's family has arranged for Casey's body to be "flown back east to her final resting place," says family spokesman Jesse Derris. But there were no other details released.

“The Johnson family wishes to thank everyone who has expressed condolences and support during this trying time," says Jesse Derris. "Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

“The family asks for a measure of privacy over the next several days as they mourn their loss," Derris added to People magazine.

Her autopsy ruled out suicide or foul play and those close to Casey think she may have slipped into a diabetic coma. But we won't know for sure for another few weeks.

Her family says that in lieu of flowers, friends and fans can make donations in her memory to the Casey Johnson Memorial at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

"Casey struggled throughout her life fighting this disease, and she would want to see all of us continue that fight on her behalf," says the family spokesman.

More details surrounding the funeral coming soon! RIP Casey!