Dex Carvey’s Death Cause Revealed Two Months After Comedian Dies at 32

( – Comedian Dana Carvey’s son, Dex Carvey, followed in his footsteps. The 32-year-old was a comic, just like his dad. Sadly, he passed away last year, and now officials have revealed his cause of death.

Dex Carvey died on November 15, 2023. His girlfriend called 911 after finding him on the bathroom floor. First responders tried to revive him, but they were unsuccessful. They pronounced him dead in his LA home.

The day after he died, his mother, Paula Zwargerman, and his father released a joint statement mourning their loss. They wrote their “beloved son […] died of an accidental drug overdose.” Dex was the couple’s oldest son.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner recently released his autopsy report confirming what his parents already knew. Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Lawrence Nguyen ruled the cause of death was ketamine, fentanyl, and cocaine toxicity, and the manner of death was an accident.

Dex’s dad, Dana, is best known for his long stint on “Saturday Night Live.” The stand-up comedian starred on the show from 1986 to 1993. He earned five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work.

In the statement after his death, Dex’s parents said he, too, “packed a lot into” his 32 years. They said he pursued all of his interests “passionately,” including comedy, art, and filmmaking.

The opioid epidemic is one millions of Americans are horrifyingly familiar with. Hundreds of thousands of people have died from opioids, including the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Most recently, “Pawn Stars” personality Rick Harrison lost his 39-year-old son, Adam, to an overdose of the drug. In an interview with the New York Post, published on January 22, Harrison said, “The fentanyl crisis in this country must be taken more seriously.”

Harrison’s remarks came roughly a week after rocker Jason “Jelly Roll” DeFord spoke at a Senate committee hearing about the crisis, saying lawmakers need to do more to combat the problem and help those who are suffering from addiction.

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