SNL alumn Dana Carvey is morning the death of his son Dex today after news broke that the 32 year old died at his Los Angeles home of an apparent drug overdose.
In a statement shared on Instagram on Thursday, Carvey, 68, and his wife Paula Zwagerman announced Dex died on Wednesday evening.
“Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy,” the post began.
“Dex packed a lot into those 32 years. He was extremely talented at so many things–music, art, film making, comedy–and pursued all of them passionately,” they said. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that Dex loved life.”
“And when you were with him, you loved life too,” their statement continued. “He made everything fun. 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.”
“To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers. Dana & Paula.”
Dana seemed determined to not let the tabloids have the official say on the tragic news posting to instagram later in the day, “F— the tabloids. This is my boy,” he wrote.