Star of Wayne’s World Dana Carvey has said that his 32-year-old “beloved son” Dex passed away due to an unintentional drug overdose.
The 68-year-old American comedian and actor sent a statement on Instagram, describing Wednesday night’s events as a “terrible tragedy” and stating, “We will miss him forever.”
Later, he shared a photo of Dex and him working together and wrote that it had been “a joy”.
Together, the two had starred in a number of TV shows.
“Dex jam-packed a lot into those 32 years,” Carvey and his wife Paula Zwagerman said in a joint statement.
“He was extremely talented at so many things – music, art, film making, comedy – and pursued all of them passionately.”
Thomas, the couple’s other son, is thirty years old.
Carvey claimed that his oldest kid “loved life” and that “you loved life too” when you spent time with him.
He wrote, “He made everything fun.” “But above all, he cherished his relationships with Kaylee, his fiancée, and his family.
“Dex was a stunning individual. His original birthday cards are priceless. He will always be missed.
Finally, Carvey said, “You are in our hearts and prayers” to everyone who was battling addiction or knew someone who was.
On social media, fans responded to the news. One user expressed her “heart aches” for the family as they process their loss.
“Love the focus you are putting on telling us about Dex,” another person commented. What a beautiful homage to your son.”
Alongside his father, Dex starred in a number of television programs, such as Beyond the Comics and The Funster.
In 2016, he also began Carvey’s Straight White Male, 60 TV comedy special.
Carvey’s most well-known contribution to American sketch comedy is Saturday Night Live, where he won an Emmy in 1993 for best individual performance.