Jim Carrey's longtime girlfriend was found dead of an apparent drug-overdose suicide at her Los Angeles home Monday night, the Los Angeles coroner confirmed to Lead Stories Tuesday.
Pills were found next to Cathriona White's body when police arrived at her Sherman Oaks home at 8:40 p.m. PT Monday, according to Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter. She was pronounced dead on the scene, Winter said.
White had an on-and-off again relationship with Carrey, 53, that apparently began in early 2013. Contrary to other media reports that she was 28, the coroner says White, who is from Ireland, was 30 years old.
Carrey issued a statement through his publicist: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona," Carrey said in the statement, speaking out for the first time since her death. "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."
Your true self is unfathomably immense, and I mean that as a compliment. ;^P (photo by Cathriona White) pic.twitter.com/uRHUYWE7VL-- Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 1, 2015
White worked as a makeup artist on three productions, including the short films Firefly (2012) and Solitude (2013) and the TV series The Online Gamer (2009), according to her Internet Movie DataBase page.
White's last Twitter message, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 read: "Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest."
Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. ✌🏼️❤️ to yo all-- Cathriona white (@littleirishcat) September 24, 2015
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