But then her fiance, Tila Tequila, tweeted that Johnson was actually in a coma.
According to Tila Tequila's official Twitter account:
I just got news that my fiance is not dead but currently in a coma!!! Omg please pray that she will make it! Hang in there my love please!!!
"I can confirm there's been a death and the body has been identified as Casey Johnson," LAPD Sgt. Charles Halliburton has said in a statement to the press.
It seems that Tila was maybe caught up in grief-related confusion? Tila has since re-confirmed Johnson's death.
Anyway, TMZ spoke with Tila Tequila earlier tonight, when she believed Johnson was dead the first time:
She says they were fighting last week and that Casey stayed at Tila's house on the 28th. Tila tried contacting Casey on the 29th because Casey had left her dogs behind. Tila says Casey's phone has been shut off since the 29th and she was not able to make contact.