Dex Carvey, the eldest son of “Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey, has died at the age of 32.
Carvey confirmed the news on his social media accounts, writing, “Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old.”
The statement continued, “Dex packed a lot into those 32 years. He was extremely talented at so many things–music, art, film making, comedy–and pursued all of them passionately.
“It’s not an 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.”
The family added, “To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers,” with Carvey and his wife Paula’s names at the bottom.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office, Dex died at his residence Wednesday. An autopsy was completed Thursday, with the official cause of death still pending.
Dex was the eldest of Carvey’s two sons with wife Paula Zwagerman. Their youngest, Thomas, is 30.
The “Wayne’s World” star often spoke about his sons during his stand-up comedy performances, and they followed in his famous footsteps.
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