Dex’s girlfriend reportedly called the police from her LA home on Wednesday evening, where Dex was found lifeless in the bathroom. according to TMZ.
Paramedics reportedly attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Last night we experienced a terrible tragedy” Read a statement from Dex’s parents, Dana and Paula Carvey. “Our beloved son Dex died of an accidental drug overdose. Dex has packed in a lot in these 32 years. He was extremely talented in so many things – music, art, filmmaking, comedy – and pursued them all with passion.”
“He did everything for fun,” it continued. “Most of all, he loved his family, his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee. Dex was a beautiful person. His handmade birthday cards are a treasure. We will miss him forever.”
Dana, 68, is best known for his Emmy Award-winning work on “Saturday Night Live,” where he was a cast member from 1986 to 1993. His other notable films include Wayne’s World with Mike Myers and Wayne’s World. 2.”
Dana was reportedly very close to his son.
Dex followed in Dana’s footsteps by becoming a professional stand-up comedian and opening for him Father’s Netflix special 2016, “Straight white man.”
“To anyone who struggles with addiction or loves someone who struggles with addiction, you are in our hearts and in our prayers,” the couple’s statement concluded.
Dex is survived by his parents, his brother Thomas and his girlfriend Kaylee.