In an Instagram post co-signed by Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, the comedian shared their profound sorrow:
"Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old."
Carvey fondly remembered Dex's talents, including music, art, filmmaking, and comedy, all of which he pursued passionately.
Describing Dex as someone who genuinely loved life and made everything enjoyable for those around him, the post emphasized his deep love for family, friends, and his girlfriend, Kaylee.
The Carveys acknowledged Dex's beautiful and impactful presence, and expressed their sense of tremendous loss. The post also extended support to anyone dealing with addiction, sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
See the full post below:
Carvey recently updated his followers with a heartfelt thank you:
The post read:
This is just to say thank you.
My wife and I have been overwhelmed by your love, your personal stories, your compassion.
We received so many beautiful messages from people who knew Dex. These touched us more than we could ever express in words.
I will be taking a break from work and social media--trying to figure out what life looks like now that we are a family of 3. We will heal the best we can and carry on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way.
Much Love, Dana.
Folks everywhere offered their love and support.
@danacarvey Having experienced devastating loss myself, I understand what you and your family are going through. Time doesn\u2019t heal all wounds but we find ways to reduce the excruciating pain and we find ways to turn the sorrow of loss into a celebration of what we were blessed with.\n\nThe\u2026— (@)
@danacarvey The pain of losing a child is beyond understandable unless you\u2019ve experienced it. It is one of the hardest incidents life can throw on you. I know this is one of Gods lessons, but it\u2019s one I don\u2019t understand. The bond between you and your son will live for eternity, prayers, Dana— (@)
@danacarvey I know the loss of a child. It is not easy. It\u2019s been 26 years for me, and it still hurts. I won\u2019t say that it \u201cgets easier,\u201d but it gets different. I am praying for you and your family. \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffc\ud83d\udc94\ud83e\udd79 I love you, be strong! \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffc\u2764\ufe0f— (@)
According to TMZ, first responders found Dex unresponsive in a locked bathroom at his Los Angeles home after authorities received a call from his girlfriend.
Following in his father's footsteps, Dex pursued a career as a stand-up comedian, even opening for Dana Carvey in the SNL star's 2016 Netflix special "Straight White Male."
Carvey's younger son, Thomas, is also carving a path in the world of comedy.