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Wayne’s World star Dana Carvey’s son dies after overdose

Wayne’s World star Dana Carvey’s son dies after overdose

'Dex was a beautiful person' says the comedian


Dana Carvey’s son has died after an ‘accidental drug overdose’.

The Wayne’s World star shares Dex with wife Paula Zwagerman.

Carvey and Zwagerman took to social media yesterday (16 November) to announce that their son had died on Wednesday evening.

The parents believe their son died of ‘an accidental drug overdose’ at the age of 32.

Dex had followed his dad into the world of comedy, opening for Carvery’s 2016 Netflix special Straight White Male. During this, he touched on topics such as his famous father and pride parades.

Carvey isn’t just known for his role as Garth Algar in Wayne’s World (and its sequel) but also his seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and many other film and TV appearances including Opportunity Knocks, Tough Guys and The Master of Disguise.

Dex had appeared in various TV shows with the comedian, including The Funster and Carpool Pandering.

Carvey shared images of Dex following the announcement.

Carvey and Zwagerman shared the news of the ‘terrible tragedy’ on Instagram and X with a tribute to their eldest son.

The pair wrote: “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.”

Dana and Dex.

Following the announcement of his son’s death, Carvey went on to share images of Dex, one with the caption: “F**k the tabloids. This is my boy.”

Another image of the father and son read: “Dex and me working together. What a joy.”

Fellow Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson commented on the announcement: “Oh my God!!! I’m so so sorry.”

As Chris Kattan wrote: “Such devastating news. I’m beyond sorry for your loss.”

And comedian Tim Dillon put: “Very sorry for your loss Dana. He was a great kid.”

Carvey married Zwagerman in 1983 and the pair also share son Thomas Carvey, 30.

Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirm Dex died at his home on 15 November.

Featured Image Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Mental Health, TV and Film, Health