Dr. Amie Harwick was brutally attacked and killed over the weekend after cops suspect she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, and as the death investigation is closed by the coroner an official cause of death is revealed.
Harwick, a famed Hollywood sex therapist who dated and was engaged to “Price Is Right” host Drew Carey, was killed after an incident that went down around 1 AM on Saturday at her home in the Hollywood Hills.
Police responded to reports of a woman screaming and after making contact with Harwick’s roommate, discovered the woman gravely injured after she plummeted off a third-story balcony.
Harwick was raced to a nearby hospital, where she, unfortunately, died due to her injuries. According to the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner, Harwick’s official cause of death is listed as “blunt force injuries of the head and torso.”
Her manner of death is listed as “homicide,” and an autopsy has been completed. The 38-year-old woman’s body is now ready to be picked up and transported from the coroner’s office to a mortuary that will handle her final arrangements, although it’s currently unclear what that will entail.
As we reported, Harwick’s ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, has been arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. The late therapist had also previously filed multiple restraining orders against the 41-year-old man.
On Monday, Drew Carey released a statement on Harwick’s death and the star is absolutely grief-stricken.
“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,” Carey wrote in a statement to Variety.
He also tweeted out a boomerang video of him and Harwick and wrote, “I hope you’re lucky enough to have someone in your life that loves as much as she did.”
I hope you’re lucky enough to have someone in your life that loves as much as she did. pic.twitter.com/xMkQIwR6d6
— ʎǝɹɐƆ ʍǝɹᗡ (@DrewFromTV) February 17, 2020
In the wake of Harwick’s tragic death, “The Price Is Right” cancelled their shows for the week, which were scheduled to tape in Los Angeles.
Carey, who began hosting the popular daytime talk show in 2007 after Bob Barker, was obviously too emotional to host and understandably needed a few days to mourn.
According to Deadline, audience members received an email letting them know that Wednesday and Thursday’s shows were cancelled, and giving them an opportunity to sign up for a show to attend in the future.