• Dana Carvey’s son, Dex Carvey, died at 32 of an accidental drug overdose at his home in the L.A. area
• The official cause of death has been revealed as fentanyl, ketamine, and cocaine toxicity, with his death ruled an accident
• Dana and wife Paula Zwagerman paid tribute to Dex, emphasizing his talent and love for life, and urged support for those battling addiction
Here is what happened:
A video text displayed at the beginning shows a button for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. The text discusses the recent passing of Dex Carvey, the 32-year-old son of Dana Carvey. The article details how he died at home in the L.A. area on November 15, originally said to be from an accidental drug overdose. The official cause of death was recently disclosed by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner to be due to fentanyl, ketamine, and cocaine toxicity, with the death being ruled an accident. The medical examiner stated that no other factors contributed to Dex’s passing. Dana and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, also paid tribute to Dex in a statement on Instagram, and Dana spoke about how Dex inspired others and led a full life.
Kenan Thompson and Molly Shannon, celebrities among otheers, shared their condolences on the loss of Dana Carvey’s son. Dana and Paula concluded their note with a message to other families coping with substance use. They thanked their supporters and mentioned receiving many touching messages from people who knew Dex.
For those who may need help dealing with mental and/or substance use disorders, there is a number to call for free and confidential help provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).