Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White found dead in ‘possible suicide’


The body of Cathriona White, Jim Carrey’s girlfriend until last week, was found Monday in Sherman Oaks in what is being reported as a probable suicide.

Two friends who were concerned about her found the 28-year-old Irish makeup artist with pills next to her body, said TMZ, which had the news first.

“She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled ... ,” Carrey said in a statement obtained by People. “We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.” The actor said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” by White’s death.


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Sources told TMZ that White left a note addressed to Carrey that referenced their recent breakup. Her final Twitter post from last Thursday, the day the couple is said to have split, reads, “Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest.”

“It was reported as a possible suicide,” Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told the New York Daily News, confirming the existence of a note to Carrey but not releasing its contents.

The coroner’s office did not respond immediately to a Los Angeles Times request for confirmation of and information about the death.

White and the 53-year-old comedy and movie star met in late 2012 and dated for a few months, according to the Daily Mail, and then sparked up their romance again this past May.

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