(UnitedHeadlines.com) – Dana Carvey, the famed “Saturday Night Live” star, shared on Instagram the heartbreaking news of his eldest son, Dex Carvey’s untimely death due to an accidental drug overdose at the age of 32.
Expressing the family’s immense loss, Dana and his wife Paula Zwagerman jointly conveyed their devastating grief in a heartfelt statement. They remembered Dex’s multifaceted talents in music, art, filmmaking, and comedy, sharing how passionately he pursued each interest.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed Dex’s tragic death at his home on Wednesday.
Following in his father’s comedic footsteps, Dex performed as a comedian and even opened for Dana’s Netflix standup special in 2016. His younger brother Thomas also contributed as a warm-up comedian for the show. Dex co-founded the Third Wheel Comedy Club in Los Angeles, as noted in his Instagram bio.
In their emotional statement, Dana and Paula remembered Dex as someone who adored life and made every moment joyful. His affection for family, friends, and his girlfriend, Kaylee, was unparalleled. The grieving parents expressed that Dex’s handcrafted birthday cards will remain cherished memories forever. Dana was always dotted on as a loving father by those who were close, so undoubtedly his son loved him very much.
Their statement also reached out to those grappling with addiction, offering heartfelt support and prayers. Dana and Paula’s touching tribute emphasized Dex’s passion for various talents and his profound love for life, family, and friends.
Dana Carvey conveyed gratitude for the outpouring of support from well-wishers and announced a hiatus from work and social media to focus on healing. Dex, like his father, made strides in the comedy world, sharing the stage during Dana’s Netflix special and appearing in several productions, leaving behind cherished memories for his family, including his brother Thomas and girlfriend Kaylee Chen.
In their profound statement, Dana and Paula vowed to carry on, seeking solace in cherished memories, as they honor Dex’s life and legacy with love and remembrance.
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