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Casey Johnson died from diabetes complication

Socialite Casey Johnson died of a complication of diabetes, the Los Angeles County coroner said yesterday.

Johnson, 30, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson health care products fortune, died of diabetic ketoacidosis, the coroner said. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition caused by lack of insulin and sky-high blood sugar. She had been an insulin-dependent diabetic since childhood.

An autopsy was conducted Jan. 5, a day after Johnson's body was found at her home. The coroner's office said it would not be able to discuss specifics until the autopsy report and toxicology results become available within two weeks, The Associated Press reported.

A message left for a family spokesman was not immediately returned.

In December, she announced her engagement to bisexual reality TV star Tila Tequila.

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