“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Dana Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, are thanking well-wishers after their eldest son, Dex, died last week on the age of 32.
“Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost held up an indication that read, “We love you Dana and Paula,” to support the couple at the tip of Saturday’s “SNL” episode, which was hosted by Jason Momoa.
Dex died from an accidental drug overdose on Nov. 15. He was reportedly discovered unresponsive in the lavatory of a Los Angeles home by his girlfriend, Kaylee Chen. He was pronounced dead around 10 p.m.
Overwhelmed by the love and support from family, friends and fans, Carvey, 68, shared a message of gratitude on Saturday.
The “Wayne’s World” star revealed he shall be stepping away from comedy to concentrate on his family and grieve his son.
“I shall be taking a break from work and social media — attempting to determine what life looks like now that we’re a family of three,” Carvey wrote. “We’ll heal one of the best we are able to and carry on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way.”
Carvey, who has one other son, Thomas, 30, signed off the post with “Much Love, Dana.”
Dex followed in his father’s footsteps as an aspiring comedian. He opened for Dana’s 2016 Netflix special “Straight White Male, 60” and appeared within the short film “Carpool Pandering,” directed by F. Clint DeNisco, opposite Dana.
Carvey shared news of his son’s death on Nov. 16.
“Last night, we suffered a terrible tragedy,” Carvey wrote on Instagram. “Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old. Dex packed so much into those 32 years. He was extremely talented at so many things — music, art, filmmaking, comedy — and pursued all of them passionately.”