Drew Carey's saddest moments: How 'The Price Is Right' host dealt with his mother's death and fiancee's murder
Drew Carey has been hosting the long-running daytime game show 'The Price is Right' since 2007, replacing tenured former host Bob Barker. He slipped into the role with much ease courtesy of his experience working on two massively successful series, sitcom 'The Drew Carey Show' and improv comedy show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'
Drew sports one of the brightest smiles among people in entertainment and it's never been a task for him to help pass that smile on to his viewers. However, there are some huge losses that he's dealt with, regardless of which he pushes forward in his life.
Drew's mother Beulah Collingwood died in 2002 in Cleveland. She was 79 when she breathed her last at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. Drew had attended a private service at the church and to date, he's never spoken about how his mother's death impacted him. Grief overtook his life once again, very recently, as his fiancee Amie Harwick who he first began dating in 2017, was murdered at her Hollywood Hills home.
The incident happened in February 2020 and this loss was something that Drew mourned publicly, one time having a breakdown on live radio while speaking about her death. Drew began weeping inconsolably as he discussed Amie's violent death after she was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
"Back in September 2018, I was in a beautiful, great, best relationship of my life with a woman named Amie Harwick," Drew began, sharing details about how he met Amie, a Hollywood sex therapist, for the first time. He also opened up about a playlist he'd created for her, "I was so in love with her," he said. The two were engaged for approximately a year before calling it quits in 2018 but continued to be in love, according to Drew.
"Even though we broke up the engagement, I was still so in love with her. And she loved me back," he said, according to a Mirror report. Amie died after she was strangled and thrown down from a third-story balcony. Her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse was arrested and charged with her murder.
'The Price is Right' filming had to be stopped for at least a week as Drew dealt with this tragedy. Drew admitted he was "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."
However, Drew bounced back from all of that and now he's back on TV hosting a primetime special on Tuesday night, October 27, thanking frontline workers for their dedicated service to communities. They were the contestants on the special and had the opportunity to play fan-favorite games, including 'Cliff Hangers' and win amazing prizes, such as luxury cars, a travel trailer and cash on CBS network.