Dana Carvey Thanks Fans After Son Dex Dies From Accidental Drug Overdose

Dana Carvey thanks her fans for their love and support following the unexpected death of her son Dex, who died Wednesday at the age of 32.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum shared a heartfelt message via Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter) on Saturday.

“This is just to say thank you,” Dana, 68, began, before expressing that he and his wife, Paula, “have been overwhelmed” by all the love, personal stories and “compa*sion” that they received.

“We received so many lovely messages from people who knew Dex,” he continued. “It touched us more than we could ever express in words.”

Dana added that he would be taking a “break from work and social media” so that he, Paula and their youngest son, Thomas, 30, could “try to figure out what life is like now” as a family of three people. .

“We will heal as best we can and move on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way,” he finished the message. “Lots of love, Dana.”

Earlier this week, the comedian and his wife announced that Dex, an aspiring comedian, had died.

Dex died Wednesday evening at the age of 32.
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“Last night we experienced a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old,” the statement begins.

“Dex has accumulated a lot over these 32 years. He was extremely talented in so many areas – music, art, filmmaking, acting – and he pursued them all with pa*sion.

The couple said their late son made people love life, but “most of all, he loved his family, his friends and his girlfriend” Kaylee.

“Dex was a beautiful person,” the statement continued. “Her handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever.

He died of an accidental drug overdose, the family revealed.
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TMZ later reported that first responders rushed to Dex’s house Wednesday night after receiving a call from his girlfriend around 10 p.m. PT.

According to the outlet, Dex had locked himself in the bathroom and was unresponsive when authorities discovered him. Emergency services reportedly tried to resuscitate him, but without success.

Following his unexpected pa*sing, Dana shared photos of Dex over the years.

“Dex and I work together. What joy,” the “Wayne’s World” star wrote alongside one, laughing.

“We will heal as best we can and move on,” his family said in a statement.
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He also shared another cute photo of Dex writing: “Fk the tabloids. He’s my boy.”

Many fellow comedians commented, including Judd Apatow, Elon Gold and Jeffrey Ross.

“He’s gorgeous,” wrote Cheri Oteri, Dana’s former “SNL” co-star. “I’m so sorry Dana, I pray for strength for your family. Thank you for speaking out about addiction. Too many people can relate to your grief.

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