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Jim Carrey pays tribute to ex-girlfriend

Jim Carrey has released a statement in the wake of his former partner Cathriona White’s death.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Jim Carrey has spoken of his shock and sadness following the death of his ex-girlfriend.

The Mask actor’s former partner Cathriona White was found dead on Monday night (28Sep15), according to TMZ, who broke the news earlier on Tuesday (29Sep15). Jim, 53, was quick to share his devastation over the loss of the Irish make-up artist in a statement to Extra.

He said: “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.”

Jim and Cathriona met in 2012 after she moved from her native Ireland to pursue a career as a make-up artist in Los Angeles. They began dating two years after the end of his relationship with model and TV personality Jenny McCarthy and while they broke up after only a few months together, Jim and Cathriona had reportedly rekindled their romance in May (15).

“My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her,” Jim continued. “We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."

TMZ reported that the Los Angeles Police Department received a call on Monday night (28Sep15). When they visited Cathriona's home, it's believed they found the Irishwoman’s body and a suicide note.

In the letter she reportedly references a breakup with Jim on September 24.

The day after their split, Cathriona took to social networking site Twitter for what would be her final post.

“Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. (sic)” she wrote.

Law enforcement allegedly told TMZ they found pills next to her body and that she died from a drug overdose. It's thought she was found by two friends who went to check on her on Monday.

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