Comedy legend Dana Carvey is remembering happier times with his son Dex, who recently passed away at age 32. Yesterday, the SNL alum and Wayne’s World actor shared an image of himself 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.”
Dana Carvey previously shared the news of his son’s death on social media. “Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy,” Carvey posted on Instagram with his wife Paula Zwagerman. “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.”
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.”
Dana Carvey Sent Prayers to Those Battling Addiction
The Carveys’ post ended with sending prayers to families struggling with loved ones battling addiction. “Dex was a beautiful person. His handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever. To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers.”
According to a report from TMZ, Dex was discovered unresponsive, locked in a bathroom at his residence in Los Angeles on Wednesday. First responders were alerted by his girlfriend’s call.
Dex chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career as a stand-up comic. He even had the opportunity to open for the legendary SNL star’s 2016 Netflix special, Straight White Male. He also appeared in 2015’s Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser and The Funster, a 2013 series that starred Dana Carvey. Carvey and Zwagerman, who got married in 1983, are also the parents of their 30-year-old son, Thomas Carvey. Thomas is also embarking on a comedy career.
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