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Dana Carvey’s eldest son, Dex, died Wednesday evening of a drug overdose, according to a statement from his parents. He was 32 years old.
“Last night we experienced a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old,” Dana and Paula Carvey’s statement began.
“Dex has accumulated a lot over these 32 years. He was extremely talented in so many areas – music, art, filmmaking, acting – and he pursued them all with passion.
Dex Carvey “loved his family, his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee. Dex was a beautiful person. Her handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever.
Dana, 68, and Paula concluded their message with prayers for those “struggling with addiction.”
A call was sent from Dex Carvey’s home by his girlfriend around 10 p.m. PT Wednesday evening, authorities said. He had apparently locked himself in the bathroom and was unresponsive when authorities arrived, and they were unable to resuscitate him.
The Los Angeles medical examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy.
Dex Carvey opened for his father’s 2016 Netflix special, Heterosexual white male.
Dana and Paula also share son Thomas, 30, another aspiring comedian.
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