Wayne’s World star Dana Carvey’s son Dex Carvey tragically died at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose on Wednesday, November 15.
Dex was found unresponsive and locked in his bathroom at his home in Los Angeles, police told TMZ, with paramedics pronouncing him dead on the scene after attempts to revive him failed.
It was Dex’s girlfriend who raised the alarm and called emergency services around 10pm.
SNL alum Dana and his wife Paula released a heartbreaking statement on Instagram on Thursday which read: ‘Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old.
‘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.’
Untimely death: Dex Carvey tragically died at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose on Wednesday, November 15 (pictured in 2022)
Family talent: Dex opened for his father (pictured) during the filming of his popular Netflix special Straight White Male
Dex’s parents: Dana and Paula Carvey, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary earlier this year, are also parents to son Thomas, 30 (pictured at the 2019 Oscars)
Heartbreaking: The SNL alum, 68, and his wife Paula issued a statement on Instagram
The couple continued: ‘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.’
Dex had a career background in entertainment, and carved his niche in comedy, taking after father Dana.
Dana boasts multiple accolades to his name – most notably five consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for SNL – but his late son was sure to inherit his talents.
Dex opened for his father in 2016, during the filming of his popular Netflix special Straight White Male.
He had also appeared in a number of projects, including the 2016 short film Carpool Pandering; 2016’s Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.
He also appeared in the 2014 miniseries Beyond the Comics; and the 2013 miniseries The Funster, according to iMDb.
He has also worked onstage alongside his brother, Thomas, who is also active in comedy.
A number of Dan’s peers and fans chimed in to the comment thread on his Instagram account to leave their condolences for the family amid the tragic time.
Sad loss: Dex pictured in Pasadena, California on November 20, 2014 after taking the stage at The Ice House Comedy Club
SNL alum Chris Kattan wrote, ‘Such devastating news. I’m beyond sorry for your loss,’ while SNL mainstay Kenan Thompson said, ‘Oh my God!!! I’m so so sorry!!!!’
SNL’s Darrell Hammond said, ‘So sorry my friend. My condolences to you and Paula.’
Comedian Mike Falzone said, ‘No way. I’m so sorry,’ while comic Brian Monarch said, ‘So sorry Dana. Condolences to you and your family.’
Comedian Tim Dillon said, ‘Very sorry for your loss Dana. He was a great kid.’
Actress Susan Yeagley wrote, ‘Dana, Paula and Tom, we are so sorry for this devastating loss. Sending you all so much love.’
Siblings: Dex and his brother Thomas are seen onstage with one another in December 2016