Casey Johnson, heiress to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, died in a squalid rented house strewn with rubbish which had no electricity and rats in the swimming pool.who was found dead at the age of 30 on Monday, was said to have kept her Porsche hidden in a garage as creditors tried to repossess it.
Details of her tragic last days emerged after a friend compared her home in Los Angeles to Grey Gardens, the decrepit mansion in the 1975 film of the same name.
"There are dirty dishes everywhere and rotting food," a friend told the New York Post. "There is graffiti on the walls. The pool looks like a swamp."
A neighbour near the house, which is called Grumblenot, said: "I saw very trendy, rock-and-roll, seedy types coming in there at all hours of the night."
Miss Johnson, who was diabetic, had an insulin pump but her body had reportedly been developing resistance.