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Funeral of Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to be held in Co Tipperary

Published 08/10/2015 | 10:36

Cathriona White's funeral is to be held in Co Tipperary (Twitter/PA)
Cathriona White's funeral is to be held in Co Tipperary (Twitter/PA)

The funeral of Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend is to be held in Ireland at the weekend when she will be laid to rest beside her late father.

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Make-up artist Cathriona White was found dead in a house in Sherman Oaks, California on September 28 with the Hollywood star describing her death as like being "hit with a lightning bolt".

The 30-year-old from the village of Cappawhite in Co Tipperary had moved to LA in 2009 and took roles as an extra on a television show before working behind the scenes.

Carrey, 53, dated Ms White for a while in 2012 and they were pictured hand in hand in New York earlier this year.

It has been reported that the movie star wished to attend the funeral in Ireland.

Ms White's funeral Mass will take place on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cappawhite, followed by burial next to her father Pat in the village cemetery.

A death notice said she was sadly missed by her sisters and brothers Lisa, James, Larina, Sarah and Tadhg, her stepmother Brid, mother Brigid, grandmother Lily, grandfather James and extended family members and a wide circle of friends.

The message was posted online by White's Funeral Home, the local undertakers run by members of Ms White's family.

They asked for flowers only at the service and donations, if desired, to The Simon Community and the Circle of Friends Tipperary.

Ms White's death was being treated at suicide with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office leading the investigation.

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