Dex Carvey, the firstborn son of Dana Carvey, renowned for his tenure on “Saturday Night Live,” has passed away at the age of 32. Dana Carvey took to his social media platforms to confirm the tragic news, expressing, “Last night, we experienced a profound tragedy. Our dear son, Dex, succumbed to an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old.”
In a heartfelt statement, Carvey reflected on Dex’s multifaceted talents, noting his prowess in music, art, filmmaking, and comedy, all pursued with unwavering passion throughout his 32 years. The statement emphasized Dex’s zest for life, attributing to him the ability to infuse joy into every moment. Carvey reminisced, “When you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything fun.”
Dex’s deep affection for his family, friends, and girlfriend, Kaylee, was underscored by Carvey describing him as a beautiful person, cherishing handmade birthday cards as precious mementos. The family expressed their enduring grief, stating, “We will miss him forever.”
In a compassionate message directed at those grappling with addiction, the family offered their support, saying, “To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers.” The heartfelt note was signed by Carvey and his wife, Paula.
Details from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office revealed that Dex passed away at his residence on Wednesday. An autopsy conducted on Thursday has yet to determine the official cause of death. Dex, the elder of Carvey’s two sons with Paula Zwagerman, leaves behind a younger brother, Thomas, who is 30.
Dana Carvey, known for iconic roles such as “Wayne’s World,” frequently showcased his paternal pride in his stand-up comedy routines, often featuring anecdotes about his sons. Dex had followed in his father’s footsteps, opening for him on the “Straight White Male” Netflix special in 2016 and making appearances in films like “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” and the TV miniseries “Beyond the Comics.”