A sad story from Hollywood today. Jim Carrey’s on-and-off girlfriend, Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, committed suicide yesterday.
White’s death has come as a surprise to her family and the people close to her, including Jim Carrey. The actor released a statement expressing his surprise and concern:
"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona. 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."
Likewise, White’s family released the following statement to The Irish Independent:
“The family of Cathriona White sincerely regret the untimely passing of their beloved daughter and sister. Cathriona was a shining light in our lives who was loved deeply by her entire family. We will miss her terribly and at this difficult time we ask to be left in private to mourn our loss.”
Zelda Williams, Robin Williams’ daughter and an activist for suicide awareness, tweeted about White’s death, and encouraged people to visit a suicide awareness site.
Cathriona had dated the Carrey in 2012, but they had gotten back together this past May. The couple even enjoyed the summer in Carrey’s home nation of Canada. Apparently the couple ended their new relationship on September 24. This seems to have been what moved Cathriona White to take her life. She posted a cryptic tweet that evening to her followers saying goodbye, and yesterday the police found a note, which addressed the breakup, in her LA apartment.
While police are waiting for the autopsy report, it is believed that White took her life with an overdose of prescription pills.