'What a shame' - Jim Carrey hits out at leak of report into Irish ex-girlfriend's death
Published 08/07/2016 | 20:45
Jim Carrey has said it is a "shame" that details of his ex-girlfriend's private life have been released to the public in the wake of her suicide.
The Hollywood star issued a statement following the publication of a coroner's report into the death of Tipperary make-up artist Cathriona White.
Ms White, 30, died after taking a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs at her Los Angeles home in September.
The Los Angeles county coroner's office released a report into her death earlier this week, which revealed she left a note for Carrey saying she was "just not for this world".
In a statement following the report's release, Carrey said: "When I came to Hollywood to make it as a comedian, I soon learned that the details of my private life would be handed out to the media like free dinner vouchers. I never dreamed that the people I love most in the world would also be on the menu. What a shame."
The statement was signed "regrettably, Jim Carrey".
The coroner's office said California law states that it must release post-mortem reports as part of the public record and, in this case, it was in touch with Carrey's lawyer before the information was made public.
Carrey, 54, was a pallbearer at Ms White's funeral in the village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, in October. He and Ms White had broken up a week before she was found dead on September 28, according to the coroner's report.
Ms White's cause of death was given as "multiple drug effects" after a toxicology report discovered prescription drugs in her system. The coroner ruled her death was suicide.
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