LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jim Carrey says he was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, likening the news to being hit by a lightning bolt.
The 30-year-old makeup artist was found dead in a Sherman Oaks home on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her death is being investigated as a possible suicide, with an examination scheduled for Wednesday.
In a statement released Tuesday, 53-year-old Carrey said that White was a “kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil.” He said his heart goes out to her friends and family.
The couple first met in late summer 2012, but broke up by March the following year. The comedian and White rekindled their romance in May of this year and were photographed happily holding hands on outings in New York.
On Sept. 24, the same day of the alleged split, White posted an ominous message on Twitter signaling that she would no longer be using the social media site.
“Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. ✌🏼️❤️ to yo all,” she tweeted.