Dex, Dana Carvey's elder son, dies at age 32 from 'accidental OD'

November 17, 2023

Dex Carvey, the oldest son of comedian Dana Carvey, has passed away at the age of 32, according to a report by TMZ.

According to sources in law enforcement, TMZ discovered that Dex died on Wednesday. First Responders made their way to the home of his girlfriend in Los Angeles around 10 PM.

First responders were told Dex was locked in a bathroom and was unresponsive when medical assistance found him.

Sources for TMZ reported that paramedics attempted to revive him but without success and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Cause of Death

An autopsy was done and while the cause of death hasn't yet been released because of pending toxicology reports, his parents have said it was a drug-related overdose.

The deceased parents released a statement to social media following his death, saying, "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, filmmaking, comedy - and pursued all of them passionately."

The grieving parents spoke about what their late son meant to them, saying, "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.

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"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."

According to TMX, Dana and Dex were quite close, and Dex was following in his father's footsteps to go into comedy, taking a step into the stand-up comedy world.

The younger Carvey man had opened for his father in the 2016 Netflix special, "Straight White Male," where Dex did a short special, touching topics including pride parades, cult stories, and of course, his famous dad.

Dana has one other son, Thomas, who is also an aspiring comedian and the patriarch of the funny family. He speaks fondly of his boys and his desire to assist them in breaking into their chosen communical field.

Drug overdose deaths have reached record levels in the United States, with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that 2023 will likely be another devastating year as more than 111,000 people died of overdose in the last recorded 12-month period.

Deaths from overdoses increased by 30% from 2019 to 2020 and by another 15% from 2020 to 2021, according to a recent report.

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