Late-night TV icon Conan O’Brien has released a statement on the death of Dana Carvey’s son, Dex. In the statement, O’Brien and “Team Coco” offered their love and support for Carvey and his family.
“Sending our deepest condolences to our longtime friend Dana Carvey and his family, who tragically lost their son Dex Carvey last week,” the statement read. “We got to see Dex’s immense creativity and passion in his role as a creator, writer, and director of The Weird Place. He was a hilarious, kind person, and we feel so lucky we got to work with him and share his imagination with our listeners.”
Conan O’Brien continued, “Dex will always be part of the Team Coco family, forever. With love, gratitude, and deepest sympathy from Conan and everyone at Team Coco.”
Dana Carvey and Wife Paula Also Paid Tribute to Their Late Son
Earlier this week, Dana Carvey and his wife Paula paid tribute to their late son via a statement released on Dana’s X account.
The statement 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, filmmaking; comedy–and pursued all of them passionately.”
The Carveys added, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything fun. But most of all, he loved his family; his friends, and his girlfriend, Kaylee.”
Dex followed his father’s path and became a stand-up comedian. He also appeared in the 2015 film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser and the 2013 series The Funster, alongside Dana. TMZ reported that on Wednesday, Dex was found unresponsive in a bathroom in his Los Angeles home. His girlfriend was the person who phoned the first responders.
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