They say there is nothing worse than a parent having to bury a child.
That is the heartbreak that Dana Carvey is now experiencing.
Reports broke late Thursday night that Carvey’s son Dex passed away. He was only 32 years old.
As seems to be the case far too often in these matters, Carvey’s son died from an “accidental” drug overdose.
Carvey confirmed this on social media, posting, "Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old.
"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.
"It's not an exaggeration to say that Dex loved life. And when you were with him, you loved life too. 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."
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office stated that Dex died on Wednesday at his home residence.
The autopsy has already been performed, but the official cause of death is still pending.
Dana Carvey, 68, rose to fame after landing a spot on the “Saturday Night Live” cast.
He had some minor movie roles and TV shows to that point, but this was clearly his big break.
One of his more popular characters was the Church Lady, which was based on a woman that Carvey knew in his youth from his local church who used to monitor the attendance of other members of the congregation.
Carvey also did a spot-on imitation of George H. W. Bush.
In 1993, Carvey won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He has had six Emmy nominations in his career.
Source: Fox News