Drew Carey is “overcome with grief” over the alleged murder of his ex-fiancée, Dr. Amie Harwick.
On Saturday, officials arrived at the therapist’s Hollywood Hills neighborhood and found her body underneath her third-story balcony. Days later, Los Angeles County coroner officials said Harwick died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso.
In a statement released on Monday, the host of “The Price Is Right” spoke out about his former love and the legacy she left behind.
"Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime,” the actor said. “She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation."
He also posted a Christmas-themed video of the two on Twitter:
I hope you’re lucky enough to have someone in your life that loves as much as she did. pic.twitter.com/xMkQIwR6d6— 🅳🆁🅴🆆 🅲🅰🆁🅴🆈 (@DrewFromTV) February 17, 2020
TMZ reports Carey’s game show is going on a brief hiatus and will not be shooting any new episodes this week.
Amie and Drew first started dating in 2017, got engaged in early 2018, but split later that year.
On Saturday, authorities arrested Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, on suspicion of murder.
According to court records obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Harwick was first granted a temporary restraining order against Pursehouse in 2011, but she failed to attend a follow-up hearing and the order was dismissed.
She was granted another temporary restraining order against him nine months later, and had it extended after an April 2012 hearing.
The most recent order expired only weeks ago.