Jim Carrey has spoken out for the first time since information regarding his former girlfriend Cathriona White's autopsy report was released.
"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," Carrey mentioned in a statement. "I never dreamed that the people I love most in the world would also be on the menu. What a shame."
The news recently broke earlier this week that White had a note addressed to Carrey in her possession when her body was found by her friends, according to the official autopsy and toxicology reports obtained by PEOPLE. In September of 2015, White overdosed on prescription medication shortly after the two broke up.
White took her own life nearly a year ago today and wrote in the note found by police, "I've spent 3 days now in disbelief that you're not here. I can go on brokenhearted and try to put the pieces back. I could, I just don't have the will this time. I'm sorry you felt I wasn't there for you. I tried to give you my best part."
After her death, Carey wrote a public note in which he stated that he was "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 sparked."
The toxicology reports concluded that White's death was indeed a suicide and had a variety of prescription pills in her system at the time of her death, including propranolol, zolpidem, and the painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone.
After being contacted by PEOPLE, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office had no comment regarding Carrey's statement.