Jim Carrey has issued a statement after his girlfriend Cathriona White's tragic death

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It’s been a day since the tragic news broke of Cathriona White’s death. Now her on-off boyfriend, the comedian Jim Carrey, and spoken about his heartbreak in a statement.

The actor said he is ‘shocked and deeply saddened’ by Cathriona’s death. She was found on Monday (28 September) in her LA apartment and suicide is currently being reported as the cause of death, although police have not confirmed this.

‘She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,’ said Jim in his statement.

Cathriona and Jim had an on-off relationship since 2012, after she moved to California from her native Ireland.

Tragically, her last Tweet read: ‘Signing off Twitter. I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest.’

If you’ve been affected by Cathriona’s story or need to talk to someone, you can call the Samaritans free of charge. Visit their website for more details.