I will carry his heart with me every day.” Younger brother Cody, 23, said: “There are no words strong enough to describe my love and respect for my father. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again." Marsha Garces Williams, mother of Zelda and Cody, said: "My heart is split wide open and scattered over the planet with all of you.
"I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel," she wrote, "but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be." Carrey said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of his “sweet Cathriona”.
The pair reportedly had an on-again, off-again relationship and had split-up the week before.
Williams, 63, who had not started work on the second Mrs Doubtfire film, had also told him that undergoing open heart surgery in 2009 “had left him feeling like a mortal for the first time in his life, and he didn’t like how that felt”.
All three of Williams’s children released tributes to him. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. “While I’ll never understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared by millions.
"That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had.
“My favourite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they'll remain there.” Her half-brother Zachary, 31, said: “I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little greyer.The 26-year-old reacted to Ms White's death on Tuesday, writing: “Heartbroken to continue to watch sweet, kind souls be consumed by darkness.May it never hurt less, so we never grow numb to the loss." Zelda penned a heartfelt open letter addressing her grief earlier this month, where she sent a message of hope to those suffering from depression.After the death of her father shocked the world, it was important to note that anyone could suffer — even someone you never expected.Depression is a silent illness, and the more people open up about seeking help, the less alone others may feel.“He signed up to do them purely out of necessity,” the friend said.