Dana Carvey, the beloved comedian known for his roles in “Wayne’s World” and more, is feeling the overwhelming support and love from his fans and followers as he mourns the passing of his grown son, Dex Carvey.
In a heartfelt message posted on X (formerly Twitter), Dana Carvey expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support during this difficult time. He wrote, “This is just to say thank you.” Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, have been deeply moved by the love, personal stories, and compassion they’ve received from people all over.
“We received so many beautiful messages from people who knew Dex. These touched us more than we could ever express in words,” Dana Carvey shared in his message.
In the wake of their son’s passing, Dana Carvey and his wife are navigating the challenging path of grief. He mentioned that he will be taking a break from work and social media to “figure out what life looks like now that we are a family of 3.” The couple is also parents to their son Thomas Carvey.
The family revealed on Thursday that their beloved son Dex, aged 32, tragically passed away due to an “accidental drug overdose,” though they did not specify the type of drug involved. This heartbreaking loss highlights the ongoing crisis of drug overdoses in the United States, with nearly 110,000 people losing their lives to overdoses in 2022, a significant number of which were related to synthetic opioids, according to early estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dana Carvey concluded his Instagram post by sending heartfelt thoughts to those who are struggling with addiction or who love someone battling addiction, assuring them that they are in his and his family’s hearts and prayers.