Ian Alexander Jr., the 26-year-old son of American actress Regina King, has died. King tells People magazine that he took his own life.


The 51-year-old actress, known for the film If Beale Street Could Talk and the American Crime series , says in a statement that she and her family are “completely devastated” by the loss. “He was such a big bright spot and really cared about the happiness of others.”

Ian was King’s only son. The actress got him with her ex-husband, music producer Ian Alexander Sr.

Social media users have posted messages of condolence underneath the tweets.