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.
Regina King there r no words to say how sorry.. 💔 Ian Alexander https://t.co/DchOXGT0vO
— LovelyMsNet (@LovelyMsNet) January 26, 2022
My sincere condolences for @ReginaKing
— IKE | GFX (@belikeike_) January 26, 2022
#vivicaafox speaks about what we can do when we see someone in distress and how #reginaking is doing during this trying time. If we could all just check on our love ones regularly, what a difference this world would be… Suicide Hotline: 1(800)273-8255 1(800)273-TALK Help! pic.twitter.com/Dujvveaj2m
— Keepingitmental101 (@Keepingitmental) January 25, 2022