Christina Applegate's Ex-Boyfriend Found Dead

Christina Applegate's Ex-Boyfriend Found Dead
Christina Applegate and Lee Grivas
Jesse Grant/WireImage; Mavrix

07/03/2008 AT 08:15 PM EDT

Christina Applegate's ex-boyfriend Lee Grivas, 26, was found dead from an apparent drug overdose in his Hollywood apartment on Tuesday.

"Grivas did have a history of drug abuse, and our investigator found a syringe at the scene," said Lt. Fred Corral of the L.A. Department of Coroner. "But we're not making any preliminary conclusions until a toxicology report is completed."

On Thursday, Applegate, 36, released the following statement: "I am profoundly saddened. Lee was an incredible human being who was an extremely important and beautiful part of my life. He is missed beyond words. He touched so many and I feel much sadness for his mother, brother and all of his family and friends."

The Samantha Who? star met Grivas, a fisherman and aspiring photographer, while starring in the Broadway musical Sweet Charity, around 2006.
Ken Lee

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