Jim Carrey sued over ex-girlfriend’s death

Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has been sued for allegedly obtaining drugs under a false name for his ex-girlfriend, who died of an overdose last year, court documents show.

Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Carrey’s former partner Cathriona White, said the actor used his “immense wealth and celebrity status” to illegally obtain prescription drugs.

Carrey then allegedly tried to hide his involvement.

White, who was 30, was found dead after overdosing on prescription drugs including Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet, according to the coroner’s office.

The actor has not commented.