Wayne’s World star Dana Carvey has announced the death of her “extremely talented” son following an accidental overdose at the age of 32.
The American comedian and actor said Wednesday evening that he and his wife Paula Zwagerman had suffered a “terrible tragedy” following the death of their “beloved son” Dex.
“Dex has accumulated a lot over these 32 years,” the 68-year-old said in a statement on Instagram.
“He was extremely talented in many fields – music, art, film, acting – and he pursued them all with passion.
“It’s no 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.
“Dex was a magnificent person. His handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever.”
Carvey, who won an Emmy Award in 1993 for his outstanding individual performance on the US comedy Saturday Night Live, told those battling addiction or those whose loved ones struggle with it: “You are in our hearts. hearts and prayers.”
Dex has starred in a number of television series alongside his father, including The Funster in 2013, Beyond The Comics a year later and Carpool Pandering in 2016.