Celebrity Star Dana Carvey’s Son Dies After Drug Overdose

(LibertySons.org) – Narcotics use remains a critical issue for healthcare advocates in the United States. As of June 2023, the CDC estimated as many as 111,877 people had died from drug overdoses in the previous 12 months. Sadly, this scourge touched comedian Dana Carvey’s family on November 15 when Dex Carvey, 32, the star’s oldest son, died after an accidental drug overdose.

Dana Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, announced the tragedy on Instagram on November 16, along with a tribute to their son. Their post described losing Dex as a “terrible tragedy.” They noted his many talents, passions, and interests, including comedy, filmmaking, art, and music.

His parents also described their oldest son as an exuberant, passionate, caring man who loved his family, girlfriend, friends, and life. Following in his dad’s path, Dex Carvey pursued a comedy career. Both he and his younger brother, Thomas Carvey, 30, presented opening acts for their father’s 2016 Netflix special, “Single White Male, 60.”

On the evening of November 15, Dex’s girlfriend, Kaylee Chen, called police to his home around 10 p.m. after the celebrity had locked himself in a bathroom and wasn’t answering. First responders found him unresponsive and attempted to resuscitate him but couldn’t revive him. Officials at the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s office have scheduled an autopsy.

Finalizing their Instagram post, parents Carvey and Zwagerman extended their hearts and prayers to those suffering from addiction or anyone who loves them. They said they would miss Dex “forever.”

In a follow-up post on X, formerly Twitter, Dana Carvey thanked those who knew Dex for reaching out with personal stories about his son and for the compassion and empathy his family received. He also announced he would take a break from professional life and social media to process and heal with his wife and younger son.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health or substance abuse disorders, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides free, confidential treatment referral and information services in English or Spanish, available 24/7by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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