• Dana Carvey’s son Dex Carvey died at his residence in Los Angeles County at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose
• Dana and his wife Paula paid tribute to Dex as a “beautiful person” who had a talent for music, art, film making, and comedy
• The couple extended their condolences to other families affected by substance abuse, while celebrity friends also sent their love and support
Here is what happened:
Dana Carvey and his family are mourning the loss of his son Dex Carvey, who passed away at the age of 32. The comedian confirmed that Dex died of an accidental drug overdose in a joint statement with his wife Paula Zwagerman on Instagram. They paid tribute to Dex as a “beautiful person” who was extremely talented and loved life and his family, friends, and girlfriend.
The couple shared that they will miss Dex forever and cherished his handmade birthday cards. They also extended their condolences to other families affected by substance abuse and those struggling with addiction.
Dex had worked on various projects including TV mini series, videos, and short films. Dana’s celebrity friends, including Kenan Thompson, Molly Shannon, Chris Kattan, Vanessa Bayer, Kesha, Olivia Munn, Darrell Hammond, Jim Gaffigan, and Judd Apatow, expressed their condolences and support for Dana and his family in the wake of Dex’s passing. The heartfelt messages of love and sympathy from friends and colleagues reflect the impact of Dex’s life and the love and respect he inspired in others.