The "SNL" alum's son died earlier this week from an accidental drug overdose.
Saturday Night Live is showing love to one of its own amid a family tragedy.
As host Jason Momoa said his goodnights at the end of Saturday's episode, "Weekend Update" co-anchor Colin Jost could be seen holding up a sign that read, "We love you, Dana and Paula." The message was a loving gesture to former SNL great Dana Carvey and wife Paula Zwagerman, after the couple's eldest son, Dex Carvey, died earlier this week from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 32.
"Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy," Carvey shared on Instagram on Thursday. "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, filmmaking, comedy — and pursued all of them passionately."
Earlier Saturday, Carvey posted a new message on Instagram thanking friends and fans for the outpouring of love since Dex's death. "This is just to say thank you," he wrote. "My wife and I have been overwhelmed by your love, your personal stories, your compassion. We received so many beautiful messages from people who knew Dex. These touched us more than we could ever express in words."
He also noted that he'll "be taking a break from work and social media — trying to figure out what life looks like now that we are a family of three. We will heal the best we can and carry on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way."
Carvey spent seven seasons as part of the SNL cast, from 1986 to 1993, delighting audiences with master impersonations of George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot, original characters like Church Lady, Hans to Kevin Nealon's Franz, and Garth opposite Mike Myers in the fan-favorite "Wayne's World" sketches-turned-movies. He earned five consecutive Emmy nominations during his time on the show.
The comedian's adoration for SNL has not waned since his time there, as demonstrated on his Fly on the Wall podcast, cohosted with David Spade, in which the alums tell stories from their glory days on the legendary sketch comedy show and talk to others with SNL connections, including past and current cast members, hosts, and show creator Lorne Michaels.
See Jost's message for the Carvey family during the SNL goodnights below.
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