Cathriona, who recently split from actor Jim Carrey, died from a suspected overdose, and following Jim’s tribute, her family have now made a statement.
They tell the Irish Independent: "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."
Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late actor Robin, has also shared her condolences, urging fans to visit the website for a suicide and self harm charity, who work with people in Cathriona’s native Ireland.
Heartbroken to continue to watch sweet, kind souls be consumed by darkness. May it never hurt less, so we never grow numb to the loss.— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 30, 2015
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 30, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Jim paid tribute to Cathriona on Wednesday evening, stating that he was “shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona”.
“She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,” he said. “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."
Cathriona first dated Jim in 2012, however they split up after a few months together. It’s believed that they then reunited in May of this year.
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