Dana Carvey is reaching out to his fans and supporters following the recent death of his son Dex at age 32. The Saturday Night Live alum took to social media Saturday afternoon to give a word of thanks to those who have shown him compassion in his time of need.
“This is just to say thank you,” Carvey wrote. “My wife and I have been overwhelmed by your love, your personal stories [and] your compassion.”
Carvey went on to thank Dex’s friends for reaching out to him and his family following the tragedy. “We received so many beautiful messages from people who knew Dex,” Carvey added. “These touched us more than we could ever express in words.”
“I will be taking a break from work and social media,” he continued. “[I’m] 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,” Carvey concluded.
On Thursday, Dana Carvey shared an image of himself working on comedy with Dex on Twitter. The pair are shown laughing together as Dex looks over Dana’s shoulder at an iPad. “Dex and me working together,” Carvey wrote alongside the snapshot. “What a joy.”
Both of Dana Carvey’s Sons Followed in His Comedy Footsteps
Dex followed in his father Dana’s footsteps, carving his path in the comedy world. Known for his remarkable talent, Dana, who received five consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for Saturday Night Live, undoubtedly passed down his legacy to his son.
In 2016, Dex made his debut as an opener for his father in his highly acclaimed Netflix special, Straight White Male. He has also showcased his talent in other projects, including the 2016 short film Carpool Pandering. He also appeared in 2015’s Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser alongside SNL alum David Spade. According to IMDb, Dex also appeared in the 2014 miniseries Beyond the Comics and the 2013 miniseries The Funster alongside his father.
Dana Carvey and Paula Zwagerman, who got married in 1983, are also the parents of their 30-year-old son, Thomas Carvey. Thomas is also stepping into the world of comedy.
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