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Price Is Right Halts Production After Drew Carey's Ex Murdered

Host is 'overcome with grief'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2020 4:51 AM CST
Updated Feb 18, 2020 6:41 AM CST

(Newser) The Price Is Right has halted production while host Drew Carey grieves for murdered ex-fiancee Amie Harwick. Production company execs confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that tapings of the CBS show scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday this week have been called off and will be rescheduled for the week of Feb. 24 or March 2. Harwick, a well-known family and sex therapist, was found gravely injured outside her Hollywood Hills home early Saturday and died in a nearby hospital. She started dating Carey in 2017 and they were engaged the following year, but broke up a few months later. Gareth Pursehouse, a more recent ex, was arrested Saturday and is being held on $2 million bond.

The suspension of production will not affect airings of The Price Is Right this week because episodes are recorded months in advance, Variety reports. "Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime," the 61-year-old Carey said Monday, per Deadline. "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." Harwick, 38, is also being mourned by her clients, CNN reports. "Her work changed my life," model Emily Sears tweeted. "It's truly heartbreaking that she passionately dedicated her life helping others heal from trauma and live freely. This shouldn't have happened to her." (Read more Drew Carey stories.)

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