Jim Carrey has shared his deep sadness after excerpts of his former girlfriend Cathriona White's suicide note and details of her autopsy were made public. "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," the 53-year-old said in a statement.
"I never dreamed that the people I love most in the world would also be on the menu. What a shame."
Cathriona tragically took her own life in September 2015. Shortly after her passing, Jim paid tribute to the 30-year-old. "I am shocked and 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."
According to reports, Jim and makeup artist Cathriona first met in 2012 and dated on-and-off for the next three years. The star was clearly devastated by the loss of his former girlfriend.
Jim helped carry Cathriona to her final resting place. He acted as a pallbearer at her funeral, which took place in October in her hometown of Cappawhite, County Tiperrary. A family friend of Cathriona's told People: "It was nice that he carried her coffin", adding that Jim looked "terribly upset" during the funeral.
Love cannot be lost. pic.twitter.com/XxPYOhkdzc
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 10, 2015
Following the service, Jim tweeted an image of the pair in silhouette, writing "Love cannot be lost" alongside a symbol of a rose.