The body of late Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, who was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Monday, will be flown back to the East Coast this week for a private funeral. The funeral will be attended by immediate family, who asked for privacy as they mourn the loss of the 30-year-old socialite, People reported.
"The Johnson family wishes to thank everyone who has expressed condolences and support during this trying time," family spokesman Jesse Derris said in a statement. "Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated."
Police said on Tuesday that the results of an autopsy found that there was no evidence of foul play, though the coroner ordered toxicology tests because the cause of death was inconclusive.
"The Johnson family is mourning its tragic loss, and asks for privacy during this very difficult time," the statement read. "The family has arranged for Casey to be flown back east to her final resting place. There will be a private funeral service later this week for the immediate family. ... The family asks for a measure of privacy over the next several days as they mourn their loss."
Johnson — whose nightclub exploits and high-profile relationships, including a recent reported engagement to reality-TV star Tila Tequila, were often tabloid fodder — is survived by her 3-year-old daughter, Ava-Monroe, whom she adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007. A family spokesperson told CNN that the girl has been living with Johnson's mother, Sale, for the past several months.
The family has also asked those wishing to make donations in Johnson's honor to direct them to the Casey Johnson Memorial fund at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Johnson was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a child.
"Casey struggled throughout her life fighting this disease, and she would want to see all of us continue that fight on her behalf," Derris said.