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Grieving film star Jim Carrey carries coffin as ex-girlfriend Cathriona White laid to rest

By Maeve Sheehan

Published 12/10/2015

Jim Carrey carries the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to Our Lady of Fatima Church, in her home village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary ahead of her funeral
Jim Carrey carries the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to Our Lady of Fatima Church, in her home village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary ahead of her funeral
Mourners including Jim Carrey follow the funeral cortege
Cathriona White

An emotional Jim Carrey helped to carry the coffin of his Irish ex-girfriend Cathriona White as she was laid to rest in her native Cappawhite, Co Tipperary.

The actor was among hundreds of mourners at the funeral Mass of Ms White (30) at Our Lady of Fatima Church at the weekend.

"She is at peace," Ms White's stepsister Sarah told the congregation. "There is no easy fix for grief, particularly when we have lost somebody so young with so much left to give."

She said it was "unimaginably difficult" for the family to experience another loss after the death of Ms White's father, Pat, in 2012.

"When I started writing this, I didn't know where to begin," she told mourners. "The more I thought about it, the more I came to realise I just needed one word - love. Cathriona had such an amazing capacity to love and to be loved."

Gifts brought to the altar included a Tipperary jersey in memory of the "very vocal" GAA supporter.

After the Mass, Mr Carrey (53) helped to carry the coffin to the nearby graveyard.

Ms White's death at her Los Angeles home last month is being treated as suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

She had broken up with Carrey days before, ensuring international media attention around the death of the beautician and make-up artist. There were stories about her immigration status in the US, a marriage and a reported interest in Scientology.

Mourners were reminded of Cathriona in happier times, starting with her beloved football.

Her GAA gear and her jersey showed her passion for the GAA.

"Being in LA didn't deter her from being an avid GAA supporter. She introduced her American friends to the sport and even had Jim and his family watching matches live at ridiculous times," said her step-brother Tadgh.

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