Jim Carrey's Irish ex-girlfriend Cathriona White found dead

Jim Carrey and Cathriona White
Jim Carrey and Cathriona White

Cathriona White, actor Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, has been found dead at a residence in Los Angeles, law enforcement officials have said.

Ms White, who is from Cappawhite in Tipperary, was reportedly discovered at her home in California late on Monday night. 

According to reports, she was found by friends who went to check in on her. 

News of her death comes less than a week after her relationship with Carrey broke down for a second time. 

Speaking to, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said: "Ms White was found at 8.40pm local time on Monday, September 28, at her home in Sherman Oaks.

"The final cause of death has not been confirmed, pending an autopsy."

The Tipperary native trained as a beauty therapist in Ireland before moving to LA to kickstart her career. She also worked as an actress.

She became romantically involved with the 53-year-old comedian and actor when the pair were said to have met on a film set.