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Drew Carey paid tribute to his slain former fiancée Amie Harwick during a recent episode of his SiriusXM radio show, tearfully recalling their time together and sharing a set of songs that were special to the former couple.
“The Price Is Right” host, 61, said during Friday’s episode of “Drew Carey’s Friday Night Freak-Out” that his time with Harwick was “beautiful, great, [and the] best relationship of [his] life.”
“She was a sex therapist and mental health advocate,” he continued. “She had a PhD and a master’s degree, and she was beautiful and fun, and cared deeply about people and improving their lives and was just a joy to be around. I was so in love with her.”
Harwick and Carey were engaged to be married, but the two parted ways in November 2018. Carey’s rep reportedly said then that the split was “very amicable.”
Harwick, 38, died on Feb. 15 after allegedly being thrown from her home's third-floor balcony by an ex-boyfriend, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities responded to her Hollywood Hills neighborhood following a call reporting a “woman screaming,” police said; upon their arrival, they found Harwick lying on the ground beneath the balcony with grave injuries consistent with a fall. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to those injuries.
Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, 41-year-old Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested in connection to her murder the same day that she was killed, police said. He was previously released from custody after posting $2 million bond, but he was rearrested on Wednesday on a no bail warrant, according to a release issued by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. He has been charged with one count of murder and one count of first-degree residential burglary with the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, the office said.
The Los Angeles Medical Examiner has since confirmed to Oxygen.com that Harwick died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso, and that there was also “evidence of manual strangulation.” Her death has been ruled a homicide.
During Friday’s episode of his show, Carey alleged that Pursehouse had been stalking Harwick for 10 years and that she was “definitely afraid” of him, even when she and Carey were together. He then shared a set of songs that he created for Harwick when they were still together, and which still remind him of her.
“We would play this set of music all the time for each other,” he said. “We would sing the words in each other’s ears. We would hold each other and dance in the kitchen to it and slow dance in the bathroom to it, and in the office, living room or where we were. I would hold her and we would hold hands in the car and listen to it. We would sing to each other.”
“All these songs were so important to us and I want to play them for you, so you can hear how much we loved each other through these songs,” Carey continued.
The set includes Four Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” The “5” Royales’ “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and The Rascals’ “A Girl Like You.”
Carey reiterated that he still cared very deeply for Harwick, even after they ended their romantic relationship.
“I just want to say, I’m so broken up,” he said, adding later, “Even after we broke up, you know, we still loved each other very much. Even though we broke up the engagement, I was still so in love with her, and she loved me back.”
“I could never hear these songs again without thinking of her, so this next set is for Amie Harwick, a beautiful person who didn’t deserve to die like she did. And I loved her very much."
Carey went on to say that he would be taking a “couple weeks off,” adding, “I’m in really no position to work or entertain anybody right now but I wanted to get this set out there for her and just put it out there how I loved her.”
If convicted, Pursehouse faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty, but prosecutors have not yet stated whether they plan to seek the death penalty, officials previously said. A public defender assigned to Pursehouse has not commented publicly on the charges.
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