Carrey's prescription drugs found at tragic makeup artist's bedside - Police
Published 04/10/2015 | 02:30
Three different prescription drugs were found at the bedside of tragic Cathriona White, it was reported in the US yesterday.
Entertainment news website TMZ.com said law enforcement officials confirmed they were all prescribed to her on-off boyfriend, Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, under an alias.
Prescribing medication to an alias is common practice for doctors in order to protect the privacy of people in the public eye. The prescriptions were for Ambien, Percocet and Propranolol, which are a sleep aid, painkiller and blood
pressure medication respectively.
Cathriona, from Cappa- white, Co Tipperary, moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and had been working as a make-up artist.
She was remembered by Carrey as “a delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil”.
But in Tipperary this weekend, local GAA clubs recalled Cathriona as a gutsy and indomitable footballer who showed fierce determination on the pitch.
Her life in LA was a world away from Cappawhite, where she grew up in a family of avid GAA supporters.
She played for Cappawhite as a child, for another local club, Newcastle, as a teenager and then for Clonmel Og. When she didn’t play, she coached.
“She was a hardy footballer. She was very slight but extremely tough,” said Eamon Ryan, who coached her at all three clubs. “She was absolutely committed. She played hard. She gave it all she had.”
At Clonmel Og, Cathriona played right half-back. Club secretary Brian Gentles, who coached her through to the 2009 junior county final, said she was “tough as nails”.
She was 23 and had been living briefly in England but came home specially that weekend to play. Clonmel Og lost that one, but it wasn’t for the lack of trying. As usual Cathriona gave it her all.
“She was a brilliant competitor, always great to train. She was brilliant on the field. She was salt of the earth, a lovely person,” he said.