Jim Carrey has said it is a “shame” that details of his ex-girlfriend’s private life have been released to the public in the wake of her suicide.
The Hollywood star issued a statement after the publication of a coroner’s report into the death of Irish make-up artist Cathriona White.
Ms White, 30, died after taking a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs at her Los Angeles home in September.
The Los Angeles county coroner’s office released a report into her death earlier this week, which revealed she left a note for Carrey saying she was “just not for this world”.
In a statement following the report’s release, Carrey said: “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.
“I never dreamed that the people I love most in the world would also be on the menu. What a shame.”
The statement was signed “regrettably, Jim Carrey”.
The coroner’s office said the law states that it must release post-mortem reports as part of the public record.
Carrey, 54, was a pallbearer at Ms White’s funeral in the village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, in October.
He and Ms White had broken up a week before she was found dead on September 28.
In a note addressed to Carrey, Ms White wrote: “I can go on broken-hearted and try to put the pieces back. I could, I just don’t have the will this time.”
A second note said: “Please forgive me. I’m just not for this world.”
The cause of death was “multiple drug effects”. It was ruled to be the result of suicide.