Jim Carrey says the release of details about the death of his late girlfriend Cathriona White is an invasion of privacy.
After White's autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office was released on Tuesday and her death was officially ruled a suicide, Carrey slammed the coroner's office's release of personal details in a statement to ET on Thursday. In the report, the coroner's office provided details about the letter White addressed to Carrey that was found at her home at the time of her death.
"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," Carrey, 54, said in a statement to ET.
According to the coroner's office, California law states that they have to release autopsy reports as part of the public record, and that in this circumstance, they were in touch with Carrey's attorney before it was released. The coroner's office had no specific comment on Carrey's statement.
White was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Sept. 28, 2015. She was 30 years old. The coroner's office said the death was caused by "multiple drugs effect," and a toxicology report found four prescription drugs in her system: a mix of painkillers, beta blockers and a sleep aid.
According to the coroner's report, White's letter to Carrey requested that her belongings be sold and the money be given to family, and deferred instructions for her burial service to the actor. Another sealed note was more personal and addressed her and Carrey's breakup.
"She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled," Carrey told ET in a statement shortly after her death. "My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her."
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).