Wayne’s World star Dana Carvey breaks silence following son’s death
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Wayne's World star Dana Carvey has spoken out in the aftermath of his son's tragic death.
Earlier this week, the 68-year-old actor shared the heartbreaking news of his son's fatal overdose.
On November 16, Carvey and his wife Paula Zwagerman took to social media to make the sad announcement.
Dex had followed in his father's footsteps and gone into comedy, opening for his dad during his 2016 Netflix special Straight White Male.
Now, his dad has announced that he will be stepping away from the limelight to mourn.
In a post shared against a white background, Carvey wrote: "I will be taking a break from social media -- trying to figure out what life looks like now that we are a family of three.
"We will heal the best we can and carry on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way."
His message also sent out a lot of appreciation to fans: "My wife and I have been overwhelmed by your love, your personal stories, your compassion.
"We received so many beautiful messages from people who knew Dex. These touched us more than we could ever express in words."
The heartfelt post has so far received more than 19,000 likes and brought in many more sympathetic comments.
Its sentimental nature is not too dissimilar from the post shared to announce Dex's passing.
That read: "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.
"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."
In addition to opening for his dad's special, Dex also appeared in TV shows alongside his famous dad, including The Funster and Carpool Pandering.
Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed that Dex had died at his home on 15 November.