Heartbreaking news hit the world as Dana Carvey, known for his iconic roles in “Wayne’s World” and “SNL,” along with his wife Paula, announced the untimely passing of their eldest son, Dex, at the age of 32 due to an accidental drug overdose.

In a deeply emotional statement, the couple expressed their profound grief: “Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose.” The pain of their loss is palpable.

Dex was a multi-talented individual, gifted in music, art, filmmaking, and comedy, and he pursued all of these passions with unwavering dedication. His vibrant spirit made people cherish life, and he had a deep love for his family, friends, and girlfriend, Kaylee. The Carveys remember Dex as a beautiful person, treasuring the handmade birthday cards he crafted. They will carry his memory in their hearts forever.

The Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s database confirmed Dex’s passing at home, with an autopsy scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. The tragic incident unfolded after a call from Dex’s girlfriend prompted first responders to rush to his residence around 10 p.m. PT. Tragically, despite their efforts, Dex could not be revived.


Dex had even opened for his father’s 2016 Netflix special, “Straight White Male,” showcasing his own comedic talent and addressing various topics, including Pride parades and anecdotes about his famous father. Dana Carvey and Paula also have a 30-year-old son, Thomas, who is an aspiring comedian.

This devastating loss reminds us of the struggles many individuals face with addiction, and Dana and Paula concluded their statement with prayers for those battling this affliction.

H Jenkins

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