US comedian and actor Dana Carvey, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, announced the passing of his eldest son, 32-year-old Dex Carvey.
It has been revealed that Dex, whom his father described as an incredibly talented young man, died of an accidental drug overdose on Thursday.
The news was confirmed by the family.
“Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old,” the family wrote on X. “Dex packed a lot into those 32 years,” the post said. “He was extremely talented at so many things — music, art, film making, comedy — and pursued all of them passionately.”
His heartbroken family further wrote that Dex Carvey “loved his family, his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee,” adding that “he was a beautiful person. His handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever.”
According to records, Dex died in his LA home, and the case for his death is still open.
Dana and his wife Paula, who tied the knot in 1983, have another son together, 30-year-old Thomas Carvey.
Dex Carvey followed in his father’s comedic footsteps and even did an opening set for his father’s 2016 Netflix special, Straight White Male.
“To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers,” Dex’s parents added, sharing in short how their late son struggled with addiction himself.
Fuck the tabloids. This is my boy. pic.twitter.com/MoNIzG1M0b
— Dana Carvey (@danacarvey) November 16, 2023
Dana later shared a photograph of himself laughing with his son on Instagram, captioning it: “Dex and me working together. What a joy.”
In the text of another post with a photo of his son smiling, Dana simply wrote, “F*k the tabloids. This is my boy.” This probably referred to the tabloids’ putting focus on Dex’s addictions rather than his vibrant life and many talents.
Our hearts and thoughts are with Dana and his family.
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