Celebrities who suffered the loss of a child

Dex Carvey, son of comedian Dana Carvey, has died at the age of 32

Stars Insider

17/11/23 | StarsInsider


Losing a child is an unimaginable, heartbreaking ordeal. Unfortunately, there are celebrities who have experienced this devastating tragedy. It's hard to imagine how one might carry on after their worst nightmare becomes a reality, but many of these stars have proven that there is life after loss. 

'Wayne's World' and 'Saturday Night Live' star Dana Carvey is mourning the loss of his son, Dex Carvey. Dana and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, shared the news in a joint statement on November 16. "Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy. Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 32 years old." The parents went on to describe Dex's talent, joyful nature, and love for life. "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," his parents wrote. "But most of all, he loved his family; his friends and his girlfriend, Kaylee."

They finished the statement by saying, "To anyone struggling with addiction or who loves someone struggling with addiction, you are in our hearts and prayers." 

Click through the gallery to learn about more famous parents who have endured the profound pain of losing a child.

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