Thursday 23 November 2017

Jim Carrey expected to attend as his ex Cathriona White is buried beside her dad

Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Cathriona White
Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Cathriona White

Cathriona White will be laid to rest beside her father in Tipperary this weekend.

The former girlfriend of Hollywood actor Jim Carrey was found dead in her LA apartment last Monday week.

The pair had been in an on-and-off relationship since 2012 and it is believed Carrey, who “is doing everything” to help the White family through this difficult time, will attend the funeral.

It has been reported that Carrey has offered to cover all of the expenses.


Friends of the actor say he is “devastated” by her death and wants to ensure things are taken care of for her grieving family.

Cathriona’s sister Lisa and stepmother Brigid flew to California to collect her remains in order for her to be buried next to her late father Pat, who died in 2012 after a 21-year battle with brain cancer.

Cathriona’s mother Brigid, has also travelled to Cappawhite from England where she had been living for the past number of years.

She will be reposed at White’s Funeral Home, run by her family, on Friday evening, with her funeral Mass taking place on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Fatima Church.

She will then be buried at Cappawhite Cemetrary.

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

The family have requested flowers only and if donations are desired, to send them to the Simon Community and Circle of Friends, Co Tipperary.

In her final message on Twitter before her death, Cahtriona posted: “Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. (love) to you all”.

Carrey paid tribute to the LA make-up artist, saying learning of her death was like being “hit with a lightening bolt”.

In his statement, he said Ms White was a “kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil”.

“My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.”

The last two photos posted on Carrey’s Twitter account were credited to Cathriona.


It has also emerged recently 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, at the time of her death.

Their wedding certificate shows that she and Mr Burton wed at the Heavenly Bliss Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on January 15, 2013.

It’s reported that the couple were separated and Cathriona intended on beginning divorce proceedings in December.

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

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