Cathriona White, 30, is the ex-girlfriend of Jim Carrey. Sadly, White has passed away in what appears to be a tragic death. White originally hails from a village called County Tipperary in Ireland, but she moved to Los Angeles to be a beautician. Read on for details on her death as well as her relationship with Carrey.
1. She Is Reported to Have Died From a Purported Drug Overdose
According to Radar Online, White is reported to have died from a purported drug overdose. According to Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter, police arrived at White’s Sherman Oaks home at 8:40 p.m. PT on Monday. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
2. The Couple Called It Quits Just Days Ago
Carrey and White began dating in 2012, but are reported to have split up just days before White’s apparent suicide. Two friends who were checking on White are reported to have found her body. Jim Carrey has released a statement to Huffington Post about the death of his ex, reading:
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.
TMZ reports that Carrey and White met in 2012, dated for a few months and then broke up. They then rekindled their relationship in May 2015.
3. White Left a Note In the Home Where Her Body Was Found
White left a suicide note which talks about her break up with Jim Carrey in her home where her body was found. TMZ reports that the note was addressed to Carrey and it references their break up on September 24, 2015. Lead Stories reports that the coroner confirmed White’s death to be “an apparent drug-overdose suicide.”
Before her death, White posted a “signing off” tweet online, saying goodbye, which you can read below.
4. Her Brother Is an Army Hero
When White’s brother James was growing up, he had asthma, so he was unable to join the army in Ireland. As a result, he ended up moving to England and enlisted there. James was one of 136 members of the Parachuet Regiment and he was awarded the Military Cross by Queen Elizabeth II for his heroic acts during his deployment the Afghanistan, according to Daily Mail.
5. White Was a Makeup Artist In Hollywood
An insider opened up about White to Radar Online, saying:
Cathriona is ambitious and is working as a make-up artist in Hollywood – and she’s already worked on many film sets since arriving in the States. She’s very focused on making this work and will do anything she can to make sure she’s successful.
White was apparently “living in a dream world” while dating Carrey. She worked on the film projects Firefly (2012) and Solitude (2013), along with the TV series The Online Gamer (2009).