Update: Cathriona White's Family Releases Statement About Her Death

UPDATE: Cathriona White's family have released a media statement about the death of their 28-year-old daughter.

"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." (The Independent)
This story was originally published on September 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Jim Carrey has issued a statement to Us Weekly about Cathriona White's death.

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona," he said. "She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. 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."

This story was originally published at 12:15 p.m.

Cathriona White, the on-off girlfriend of Jim Carrey, has died by alleged suicide, sources within the Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed to TMZ. She was 28 years old.

White's body was found in her L.A. home on Monday night. She had posted some cryptic messages on social media in recent days, her final tweet was sent in the late hours of September 24.

An Instagram post from earlier in the week also suggests the Irish-born White was experiencing some sort of emotional moment.

By contrast, a retweet of a Carrey message in early September suggested happier times for the couple.

TMZ's sources claim White left a suicide note referencing a breakup with Carrey on September 24. She had reportedly been dating the actor/comedian on and off since 2012, rekindling the romance in May. Police sources also claimed pills were found by her body, suggesting a drug overdose.

Our thoughts go out to White's friends and family, and also to Carrey. Readers should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if they require help.
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