Yesterday we learned the news that Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, had tragically committed suicide, aged 28, and now those closest to her have issued statements about her death.
Following in Jim Carrey's lead after he wrote about the deep sadness he felt over losing such a "truly kind and delicate Irish flower," White's Irish family have gathered the strength to speak out about Cathriona's death. They issued a statement to the Independent.ie that read:
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.
White was born in Tipperary, Ireland, but she moved to America to pursue her career as a makeup artist.
Cathriona White met Jim Carrey in 2012 and the pair dated for a few months before going their separate ways. They clearly didn't forget about each other easily though because just five months ago, they rekindled their relationship. Unfortunately, things didn't go to plan and they split for a second time on the 24 of September.
Despite spending years apart, the pair always seems to have been on good terms and Carrey even told an Irish newspaper in 2013 during their first separation that:
"I did go out with an Irish girl. We're not seeing each other anymore. But she is lovely."
The most recent break up with Carrey clearly deeply affected Cathriona, as a note referencing her break up with the comedy star was reportedly discovered at the scene of her death.
Along with the suicide note, White also took the time to wish her final goodbyes to her 5,000 plus Twitter followers in the poignant Tweet below:
White was found at 8.40pm local time on September 28th at her home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles when two friends came to check on her. According to Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner, Ed Winter, "The final cause of death has not been confirmed, pending an autopsy.”