DVD Release DateDana Carvey, SNL Alum, Discusses His Son's Passing

Dana Carvey, SNL Alum, Discusses His Son’s Passing

  • Dana Carvey’s son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose in November.
  • The comedian has thanked the public for their support and has returned to his podcast with David Spade.
  • Dana Carvey has had a successful career both in comedy and voice acting.

Dana Carvey, known for his work on Saturday Night Live and The Dana Carvey Show, faced a heartbreaking loss in November when his son, Dex, passed away at 32 due to an accidental drug overdose. Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, shared the tragic news in an Instagram post, highlighting Dex’s many talents in music, art, film making, and comedy.

In a touching tribute to his late son, Carvey wrote, “Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. He made everything him. But 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.”

Recently, Carvey returned to his podcast, Fly on the Wall, with co-host David Spade. In the first episode following his son’s death, Carvey expressed his gratitude for the support he’s received, sharing, “I just wanted to say that the amount of outpouring online and emailing and people I still haven’t been able to call back is incredible.” He also spoke about how his family is coping with their loss, saying that they’re “on the pain train” along with millions of others who’ve experienced similar tragedies.

Despite the heartache, Carvey remains focused on his career. Known for his voice acting roles in The Secret Life of Pets, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Rick and Morty, Carvey’s most recent work includes the Netflix animated comedy series, Mulligan. Additionally, he created an iconic writers’ room for his short-lived but cult classic, The Dana Carvey Show, which featured talents such as Louis C.K., Bob Odenkirk, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carell.

Dex Carvey followed in his father’s comedic footsteps, often performing stand-up and collaborating with him on a 2016 Netflix comedy special. His charming presence and storytelling abilities can be seen in an appearance on Dystopia Tonight with John Poveromo.