The young and light hearted heir of the Johnson & Johnson empire, Casey Johnson, was found dead on January 5. Rumors of drugs and alcohol as a cause of her sudden death swirled around until now.
Coroner’s office reveals that Casey Johnson went into a diabetic coma, also known as diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a lethal condition that is caused by extremely high blood sugar and lack of insulin.
The Los Angeles county coroner has revealed that Brittany Murphy’s sudden death in December of 2009 was attributed to a combination of things: pneumonia and iron deficiency anemia, as well as multiple drug intoxication.
This was a death that could have easily been avoided had Brittany had proper medical attention. Simon Monjack, Brittany’s husband, explained that she was taking Vicoprofen and Fluoxetine, a pain killer and antidepressant medication for her menstrual cramps.
“Murphy was planning on seeing a doctor, but she unfortunately passed away before she did,” Assistant Chief Ed Winter told People. “This was a case of a person with pneumonia who was anemic (having a low blood count) who was taking medication when she should’ve been getting medical treatment.”