Jim Carrey Speaks Out About His Girlfriend's Suicide

The actor has issued a statement in the wake of Cathriona White's death.

Jim Carrey with a thick beard wearing a white tux jacket.
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Following girlfriend Cathriona White's reported suicide on Monday night, Jim Carrey has said that he is "shocked and deeply saddened" by the news. 

"She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled," he said of "sweet Cathriona" in a statement Tuesday. "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."

Carrey began dating White in 2012, but the relationship only lasted a few months. They reconnected in May of this year, reportedly splitting again before her suicide. 

White's cause of death has not yet been determined, though Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told People magazine that there were signs of suicide.

"It was reported as a possible suicide," he said. "There evidently was a note found. There were pills located near her." 

According to CDC data from 2013, suicide was the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. for 15- to 34-year-olds.  If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, contact the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.