Dana Carvey’s son, Dex, recently passed away at age 32, leaving behind promising comedy work that boded well for his future. With a career rooted in the entertainment industry, Dex followed in the footsteps of his father Dana, and found his place in the world of comedy. Dana, renowned for his numerous accomplishments including five consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for Saturday Night Live, undoubtedly passed down his remarkable talent to his beloved son.
In 2016, Dex made his debut as an opener for his father during the filming of his widely acclaimed Netflix special, Straight White Male. He has also showcased his talent in various other projects, such as the 2016 short film Carpool Pandering. He also appeared in the 2015 movie Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser alongside SNL alum David Spade.
According to IMDb, he also had roles in the 2014 miniseries Beyond the Comics and the 2013 miniseries The Funster. Additionally, he has showcased his talents on stage alongside his brother, Thomas, who is also involved in comedy.
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.”
Dana Carvey Reached Out to Others Battling Addiction After His Son’s Tragic Death
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.”
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.
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