The young daughter of late socialite Casey Johnson has no idea her mother is dead - because the heiress' grieving family is struggling to find a way to explain their tragic loss.
Johnson, heir to the Johnson & Johnson cosmetics company, was found dead at her Los Angeles home on 4 January (10) at the age of 30.
She was laid to rest this week (begs11Jan10), but Johnson's sister, Jaime, admits adopted three-year-old Ava has yet to be told of her mum's passing.
Jaime tells People magazine, "My mum's trying to figure out the best way to explain it.
"She's teaching Ava about angels right now."
Little Ava is currently being looked after by Johnson's mother Sale, 60, and her husband Ahmad Rashad in New York.
An autopsy on Johnson's body showed there were no signs of trauma but the cause of death has been deferred, pending toxicology tests.