Comedian Dana Carvey's son, Dex Carvey, has passed away at the age of 32 due to an accidental drug overdose, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday, and the news was shared by Dana Carvey himself on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday. In his statement, Dana Carvey described Dex as a talented individual who pursued various passions such as music, art, film making, and comedy. He was a person who loved life and made everything fun for those around him.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office, Dex Carvey was found dead at his home. TMZ has reported that his girlfriend, Kaylee, called paramedics after he apparently locked himself in the bathroom. The official cause of death has not yet been determined.
Dex Carvey, like his father, was also a comedian. He opened for his father's Netflix special 'Straight White Male' in 2016 and had appearances in projects such as 'The Funster' miniseries and 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser'. He was well-regarded by those who knew him in the entertainment industry.
Following the devastating news of Dex Carvey's passing, social media platforms became a space for people to express their condolences. Some users highlighted the importance of being vaccinated and boosted, acknowledging that situations like these could be even worse without proper protection. Others questioned the term "accidental" in relation to drug overdoses, emphasizing the conscious decision involved in taking substances that can have severe consequences.
The Carvey family's statement also mentioned addiction and expressed support for those struggling or loving someone struggling with addiction. They shared heartfelt condolences for anyone affected by this issue, emphasizing the importance of support and understanding.
Losing a loved one is undoubtedly a difficult experience, and the news of Dex Carvey's passing has left many saddened by the loss of a young and talented individual. Our thoughts go out to Dana Carvey, his family, and all those who knew and loved Dex during this challenging time.