Amie Harwick, a Hollywood sex therapist, and ex-fiancée of comedian Drew Carey was killed over the weekend in Hollywood.
Harwick, 38, was found unresponsive in her home early Saturday with injuries consistent with a fall, according to a statement from the LAPD.
Police responded to reports of a “woman screaming” in Harwick’s Hollywood Hills neighborhood, the statement said. They met Harwick’s roommate in the street, who told them Harwick was being assaulted inside the home.
Officers found Harwick on the ground beneath a third-story balcony. She was “gravely injured” and unresponsive, LAPD said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department transported her to a local hospital, where she later died, the statement said.
An ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested on Saturday afternoon as a suspect in her death the statement said. Mr.Gareth is being held on a $2 million bail.
Before Harwick ‘s death, she expressed fear about a former boyfriend and filed a restraining order against the man, the statement said, but the restraining order had expired.
The 38-year-old, who was a well-known therapist in West Hollywood became engaged to Drew Carey, the host of “The Price is Right,” in 2018. But the pair split a year later.
Reacting to her death, Carey wrote in a statement on Monday: “Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. 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.”
CBS’ The Price Is Right, has postponed production following the death of host Drew Carey’s former fiancée Amie Harwick.