Jim Carrey Speaks Out for First Time After Autopsy Report on Cathriona White's Suicide
Jim Carrey's former girlfriend Cathriona White died of an overdose in Sept. 2015
“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,” Carrey, 53, 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.”
White fatally overdosed on prescription medication in September 2015. She was 30.
In an extensive autopsy and toxicology report obtained by PEOPLE earlier this week, details of the circumstances of how her friends discovered her body were revealed, along with excerpts of White’s suicide note addressed to Carrey.
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The toxicology report confirms that the death was a suicide and that White had a variety of prescription pills in her system at the time of her death, including propranolol (a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure), zolpidem (a sleep aid sold as Ambien), and painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office had no comment about Carrey’s statement when contacted by PEOPLE.