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Dana Carvey Expresses Gratitude for Support After Son’s Tragic Passing as He Takes a Break from Acting

Dana Carvey is expressing his heartfelt appreciation for the support he has received from fans as he mourns the loss of his son, Dex. In a message shared on his social media platforms, the veteran comedian thanked his fans for their love, personal stories, and compassion during this difficult time.

Carvey acknowledged that he and his wife have been deeply touched by the countless beautiful messages they have received from individuals who knew Dex, expressing gratitude beyond words.

The star of “Wayne’s World” also announced that he will be taking a hiatus from work and social media as he navigates life as a family of three. Carvey expressed his intention to heal and move forward, honoring Dex’s memory by carrying on as his son would have wanted.

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Last week, Carvey confirmed Dex’s untimely passing at the age of 32 due to an accidental drug overdose. The comedian shared the heartbreaking news on social media, describing his son as a multifaceted individual with a passion for music, art, filmmaking, and comedy.

Carvey emphasized Dex’s love for life and his ability to make everything joyful. He expressed deep appreciation for Dex’s love for his family, friends, and girlfriend, Kaylee. Carvey concluded the statement by describing Dex as a beautiful person and expressing everlasting sorrow over the loss.

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The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed that Dex passed away at his residence on Wednesday. An autopsy has been conducted, but the official cause of death has yet to be released.


Dex was Carvey’s eldest son with his wife Paula Zwagerman. They also have a younger son named Thomas, who is 30 years old.

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In the days following his son’s passing, Carvey shared several posts featuring Dex, highlighting their collaborations in comedy. The 68-year-old comedian expressed joy in working with Dex and criticized tabloid misrepresentations of their relationship.

Dex had also opened for his father during his “Straight White Male” Netflix special in 2016 and appeared in projects such as “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” and the TV miniseries “Beyond the Comics.”

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