Dex Carvey, the oldest son of Dana Carvey, has tragically passed away, as revealed by the comedian on social media. The cause of death was an accidental overdose.
In a heartfelt post shared on Instagram and X, Dana Carvey made the announcement, in addition to paying tribute to Dex and urging those also struggling with addiction to seek help. The post reads: “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, film making, comedy-and pursued all of them passionately. 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 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. Dana & Paula”.
The outpouring of support for Dana Carvey during this time has, for the most part, been overwhelming, with fans and fellow comedians throwing it around him and his family. Many have shared their own stories of addiction, allowing both sides to know they are not alone and that there is a support system for those who need help. However, in a most disgusting manner, tabloids have fed off of the death of Dex Carvey, forcing his father to come to his defense during his time of grief. Not surprisingly, Dana Carvey was noble and blunt in pointing out that his closeness with his son was far more important that what any newspaper rag could do to try to exploit the situation:
Growing up with a famous father, Dex Carvey was no stranger to the comedy world, something Dana Carvey would mention occasionally on his podcast, Fly on the Wall. He even opened for his old man’s 2016 special Straight White Male, giving him a platform for his own skills. He, too, appeared in the miniseries The Funster and sequel Joe Dirt 2, led by Fly on the Wall co-host David Spade.
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