There's no need to wait for Tila Tequila's tell-all book about the Jan. 4 death of her purported fiancee Casey Johnson: as of 5:30 p.m. EST on Monday Jan 11, the L.A.-based reality star has Tweeted about the tragedy and its complicated aftermath at least 160 times. (This tally does not include any deleted entries.)
When Tila (real name: Tila Nguyen), 28, first confirmed the passing of Johnson last Monday, she seemed to imply that she'd be grieving "offline," away from Twitter's glare. "Everyone please pray 4 my Wifey Casey Johnson. She has passed away," Tila wrote within hours of initial death reports elsewhere. "Thank u for all ur love and support but I will be offline to be w family"
(The hard-living Johnson was found dead at her L.A. home the morning of Jan. 4 of reportedly natural causes; the results of toxicology reports are pending.)
But Tila just couldn't stay away from the micro-blogging site, especially as more drama and name-calling unfolded: haunting dreams about Johnson; a Jan. 6 skirmish at Johnson's home with the cops, Nicky Hilton and Bijou Philllips over Johnson's dogs (Tila claimed Hilton and Phillips planned to euthanize little Zoe and Elvis, who are now reportedly alive and in New York); fights with Johnson's rich family, who Tila says "cut [Casey] off" and who objected to Tila's now-cancelled appearance on Larry King; a war with blogger Perez Hilton, and countless entries about her grief. Non-Johnson related Tweets concerned Tila's potential pregnancy and "good news" about her record label.
By Sunday, Tila wondered if she was going overboard. "Sorry everyone," she wrote. "I should grieve in private. Thats why I was off twitter for so long but a hurting human can only take so much being alone."
Late Sunday -- judging by the late night and early morning Tweets, she appears to have a nocturnal schedule -- Tila addressed the obvious: "PPL say I need 2 get off twitter & grieve with friends & family...WHERE? I DONT HAVE ANY! Casey was my only family & my Dogs! Worst day ever"
One subject she hasn't addressed via Twitter: Johnson's funeral. The heiress is reportedly going to be buried in a private ceremony on Tuesday, and Tila told E! News over the weekend "I wasn't allowed to go, and I am so upset. I can't sleep, and I am on suicide watch."
A recent Tweet on Monday: a link to a longer tribute to Johnson, who she calls the "love of [my] life." She wrote, "I love Casey So much! Please stop with the NEGATIVE & let's remember how beautiful she was & to me."