I won't sit here and tell you how amazing, sweet, and generous Casey Johnson was. Or how we were "friends." We had a contentious, symbiotic relationship. She was the billionairess who liked to be the center of attention, and I was the gossip columnist who would chronicle her exploits--in some ways her very existence, at least how she seemed to want to live it.
I met and covered--and needed--lots of people like Casey at my job at "Page Six."