Dex Carvey, son of Dana Carvey, dies at age 32

Dex Carvey, son of comedian Dana Carvey, died of an accidental overdose, his family announced in a statement. He was 32.

“Dex packed a lot into those 32 years,” Dana Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, said in a joint statement. “He was extremely talented at so many things — music, art, filmmaking, comedy — and pursued them all passionately.”

Like his father, Dex Carvey was a comedian and actor. He once opened for his father at a stand-up show in 2018, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Standup Comedy At Flappers Comedy Club And Restaurant
Comedian Dex Carvey performs during his performance at Flappers Comedy Club And Restaurant Burbank on February 18, 2022 in Burbank, California.

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“It is not an exaggeration to say that Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything fun,” his parents wrote. “But most of all he loved his family; his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee.”

Dex Carvey was the older of Dana Carvey and Zwagerman’s two children. They have another son, 30-year-old Thomas Carvey.

To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers,” wrote Dana Carvey and Zwagerman.

Dana Carvey also took to social media to share photos of her son. One was subtitles, “F*** the tabloids. This is my boy,” and featured a photo of Dex Carvey smiling. Another showed a photo of father and son with Dana Carvey writing“Dex and I work together. What a joy.”

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