Friday 21 October 2016

Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White was married to cameraman at the time of death

Cathriona White with actor Jim Carrey in New York
Cathriona White with actor Jim Carrey in New York
Cathriona White

Cathriona White, the ex-girlfriend of Jim Carrey, was married at the time of her death.

It has emerged that the 30-year-old from Tipperary was married to Mark Burton, a cameraman she met in Los Angeles while working on an online comedy series.

READ MORE: Jim Carrey set to jet in to pay respects to Cathriona

Meanwhile, a ‘deferred death certificate’ has been completed so that her remains can be repatriated to Ireland.

Ms White died in LA on September 28. The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed but a drug overdose is suspected.

Ed Winter, the assistant chief of the Los Angeles coroner’s office, said her

remains may be flown home today.

“Her body was released to her family yesterday afternoon,” he said. “She has a husband, Mark Burton. Her husband has been in contact with her mom and sister.”

Cathriona White
Cathriona White

READ MORE: READ MORE: Jim Carrey 'grieving with Cathriona's family' after her tragic death

He also said the fact she was married came as a shock to some of her friends.

“They were separated, but had remained on good terms,” he added.

It’s understood that they married in the Heavenly Bliss Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, in January 2013.They were planning to divorce in December.

Among the projects Burton and White worked on together were the short films The Online Gamer: Zombies and The Online Gamer: Wedding.

Her mother Brighid and sister Lisa flew to Los Angeles last week to take her body home to Ireland.

The Mask star Carrey (53) is planning to go to his ex-girlfriend’s home village of Cappawhite, County Tipperary, for the funeral.

A statement released by the actor after her death said that the star had been “hit with a lightning bolt” after hearing the news.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona. She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,” he said.

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