Jim Carrey has struggled a lot over the past year and a half.
The 55-year-old actor has been reeling from the suicide of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, and a subsequent lawsuit by White’s family against Carrey for wrongful death.
White was found dead in her Los Angeles home in September 2015. According to the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old makeup artist and the “Bruce Almighty” actor had dated on and off for three years.
The lawsuit filed against Carrey alleged that he provided White prescription drugs, which she used to commit suicide, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
Carrey posted this photo a few weeks after White’s death:
White’s ex-husband and mother, Mark Burton and Brigid Sweetman, filed the lawsuit. Burton’s complaint alleges that Carrey’s grief was a “charade” to mask his guilt of the “individual who had illegally obtained and provided the drugs that killed” his former lover.
Burton also accused Carrey of giving White three sexually transmitted diseases.
In the court documents, “The Truman Show” star pushes back, claiming he was “deeply saddened” at White’s passing. Carrey expressed his heartbreak to “Entertainment Tonight”:
“She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled.”
Devastation may have gotten the best of Carrey. The actor shared a completely “unrecognizable” selfie on his social media just last weekend.
Happy Easter or Passover or whatever reason you can find to feel warm and fuzzy. =(:•} pic.twitter.com/Q5f0KT0yhq
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 15, 2017
The photo, tweeted on April 15, features Carrey with a gray beard and long hair, and it sparked concern on Twitter:
Seeing Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler grow old kind of makes me sad.
— Heather Kelley (@HeatherrKelleyy) April 17, 2017
— Nick (@Gremlin785) April 16, 2017
— Sgt. LeftHook (@HalfBreedCody) April 16, 2017
Some even called for Carrey to be “protected”:
— •gee• (@GeorjiaA) April 17, 2017
@JimCarrey please don't ever leave us ur honest to god one of my favorite living people and i'd like to keep it that way
— clayton huddleston (@Nudah) April 16, 2017
Carrey is set to appear in the indie thriller film “The Bad Batch” later this summer.