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.
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.