Dana Carvey confirmed the news in a joint statement with his wife Paula Zwagerman on Instagram.
“Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old,” he said. statement read. “Dex contributed many things in those 32 years. He was very talented in many things (music, art, film, comedy) and he dedicated himself to all of them with passion.”
The statement continued: “It is no exaggeration to say that Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything fun. But most of all, he loved his family; his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee. Dex was a beautiful person. His handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever. “To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers.”
in a statement published in X On Saturday, Dana Carvey expressed her and Zwagerman’s gratitude for those who reached out to them. She then announced that she would be taking a break from work and social media: “We will heal as best we can and move on. Our dear Dex would have wanted it that way.”
Following his father, Dex Carvey was best known for his work in comedy, opening on his father’s 2016 Netflix comedy special, “Dana Carvey: Straight White Man, 60.” He also appeared in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” and the short film “Carpool Pandering,” as well as the miniseries “Beyond the Comics” and “The Funster.”
Dex Carvey is survived by his parents, his brother Thomas Carvey, and his girlfriend Kaylee Chen.