Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, 28, found dead

From an apparent suicide just days after breaking up with the comedian for a second time

  • Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that they were called to White’s home in Los Angeles Monday night where they found her body
  • The Irish make-up artist’s body was reportedly first found by two friends who showed up to check in on her
  • White reportedly left behind a letter, saying she had broken up with the comedian for a second time on September 24
  • That’s the same day that she wrote a worrying message on Twitter, saying she was ‘signing off’ of the social media site 
  • It’s believed that White died from a drug overdose
  • Carrey has not yet commented on the personal tragedy

Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, 28, has committed suicide, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

The Irish make-up artist was found dead at her Los Angeles, California home Monday night, after two friends showed up at the residence to check in on her.

News of her death comes just five days after breaking up with the comedian for a second time.

Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, 28, has committed suicide, law enforcement sources have told TMZ. Carrey and the Irish beauty pictured above in New York in  May

Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, 28, has committed suicide, law enforcement sources have told TMZ. Carrey and the Irish beauty pictured above in New York in  May

Sources tell TMZ that Carrey and White broke up again on September 24, the same day that she tweeted this troubling message

Sources tell TMZ that Carrey and White broke up again on September 24, the same day that she tweeted this troubling message

Carrey and the Irish make-up artist first met in 2012, but broke up in March 2013. They rekindled their romance this past May, when they were seen holding hands in New York City together 

Carrey and the Irish make-up artist first met in 2012, but broke up in March 2013. They rekindled their romance this past May, when they were seen holding hands in New York City together

TMZ reports, according to sources, that White left a suicide note in which she said she broke up with Carrey on September 24. That was the same day that she wrote a worrying message on Twitter.

‘Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest,’ White wrote.

It’s believed that White, originally from Cappawhite in Ireland’s County Tipperary, died from a drug overdose.

The comedian had not yet commented on the passing of his former girlfriend.

The couple first met in late summer 2012 but by March the following year it was all over.

Above is the last picture White posted to her Instagram. It was published five days ago and included no captain other than a series of hashtags which included the words 'yearning,' 'love' and 'faith'

Above is the last picture White posted to her Instagram. It was published five days ago and included no captain other than a series of hashtags which included the words ‘yearning,’ ‘love’ and ‘faith’

White captioned this photo, posted to her Instagram one week ago: Before going for a wonderful belated birthday dinner at Nobu in Malibu last night

White captioned the photo on the left, posted to her Instagram one week ago: Before going for a wonderful belated birthday dinner at Nobu in Malibu last night

White pictured above taking a hike on Easter Sunday in southern California

White pictured above taking a hike on Easter Sunday in southern California

White retweeted this post from her then-boyfriend Jim Carrey on September 1 

White retweeted this post from her then-boyfriend Jim Carrey on September 1

While Carrey never said why, the comedian did confirm that he had split from the former makeup artist to the Irish Independent.

He said in March 2013: ‘I did go out with an Irish girl. We’re not seeing each other anymore. But she is lovely.’

However, by May of this year, the couple had rekindled their romance and were seen happily holding hands on outings in New York.

In October 2012, friends from White’s small village of less than 400 told the Irish Mail on Sunday how they were completely taken aback when they saw pictures of her hand in hand with Carrey, when the couple first started dating.

News broke of Carrey's relationship with White in 2012, when he was pictured when the then-mystery woman on a beach in Malibu

News broke of Carrey’s relationship with White in 2012, when he was pictured when the then-mystery woman on a beach in Malibu

‘We can’t believe it,’ a former classmate of White’s from the Convent of Mercy in the nearby town of Doon, Co. Limerick said.

‘Of all the people, you wouldn’t have expected it. Cathriona was always lovely looking, but she wasn’t pushy – she was very shy really and quiet.’

But she was also ambitious. White completed her Leaving Certificate at the Convent of Mercy before going on to study beauty and complementary therapies at the Limerick College of Further Education. After that, she found work as a beautician in Tipperary before packing her bags for America in 2009.

‘Most of her friends had emigrated and her brother was working abroad with the army and I think she just thought, “I want something a bit more glamorous.” She didn’t make a big deal of it,’ another school-friend said. ‘She didn’t say she was going to Hollywood – she just said LA. I think Cathriona always wanted a bit more than Cappawhite.

‘She is not a fame-seeker or anything like that,’ the school friend said, adding that she wasn’t surprised ‘Jim Carrey or anyone else’ fancied her.

However, emigrating to America appears to have been tough for the young woman, who wasn’t home when her father Pat died in September 2012.

White’s father was in his 50s at the time of his death, but had been battling a brain tumor for the past two decades.

Pat White raised Cathriona and her two siblings after divorcing their mother, who remarried and moved to England.

‘Cathriona adored her dad and she was very close to him even though his illness meant he didn’t have a great quality of life at times,’ one neighbor said. ‘She must have been heartbroken that she was unable to come home for his funeral. She would have wanted to be there if there was any way she could.’

And that’s not the only major family even that White has missed out on. In November 2011, her brother James, who is two years older, was awarded the Military Cross at Buckingham Palace for courageous acts while serving with the British army in Afghanistan, but she couldn’t make the ceremony.

Living across the pond also means she hasn’t had much time to dote on her young nieces and nephews.

Carrey has twice been married. In 1987 he wed Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer; they stayed together for eight years and have a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, who was the same age as White and has a child of her own.

A year after Carrey’s split from Womer in 1995, the actor married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, but that marriage lasted less than a year.

After than he was involved in a number of relationships with other actresses including January Jones, Laurie Holden and Me Myself and Irene co-star Renee Zellweger, to whom he was briefly engaged.

In 2005 he began a five-year relationship with Jenny McCarthy, and became a step-father to her son Evan.

 

 

 

Source: Daily Mail

 

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