The family of Cathriona White—Jim Carrey's girlfriend who died on Monday of an apparent suicide—have issued an emotional statement in the wake of her death:
"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, a 30-year-old Irish native, was found dead Monday night in an L.A. residence in what appeared to be a suicide. An L.A. county official told People magazine that there were pills and a note near her body.
According to the Ireland's Independent, White trained as a beauty therapist in Ireland before moving to Hollywood in 2009. She worked in the entertainment industry, both behind the scenes as an an actor.
She started dating Carrey in 2012, but the relationship only lasted a few months. They reconnected in May of this year, reportedly splitting again before her suicide.
After news broke of White's death, Carrey, 53, issued his own statement, saying "she was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled."