The on-again, off-again girlfriend of actor Jim Carrey was found dead in her California home after an apparent suicide, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Cathriona White, 28, was discovered by authorities in her Sherman Oaks home about 8:40 p.m. on Monday, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.
Carrey said in a statement that he was "shocked and saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona."
It continued: "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."
Pills and a note were found next to White's body, Winter said. He declined to specify what type of pills were found on the scene. The contents of the note found were not immediately clear.
The cause and manner of White's death will be determined pending the results from the autopsy, which could take up to 10 weeks to come back, Winter said.
Two friends reportedly found White, who had recently broken up with Carrey, 53, after dating for a second time, TMZ reported.
White last took to social media five days ago when she tweeted:
Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. ✌?️❤️ to yo all— Cathriona white (@littleirishcat) September 24, 2015
One of her last posts to Instagram included a W.B. Yeats quote that read:
Carrey and White first dated for a few months when they met in 2012 and rekindled their relationship in May, TMZ reported. Carrey recently posted photos on Twitter, crediting White for taking them.
Grand Central, NYC. ;^} (photo by Cathriona White) pic.twitter.com/N8QbQQDFLu— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 16, 2015
She moved to the United States from Co. Tipperary, Ireland, working as a makeup artist on the television show 'The Online Gamer' and on short films including 'Solitude' and 'Firefly,' according to IMDB.
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