Ian Alexander Jr., son of actress Regina King, has died at the age of 26.
According to B. Scott, who broke the sad news first, Ian’s death was the result of an apparent suicide, which occurred just two days after his 26th birthday.
In a statement to People Magazine. King confirms her sons death.
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King says in a statement sent to PEOPLE. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”
He was King’s only child, whom she shared with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr.
Our condolences to Ian’s family, friends, and loved ones.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go tosuicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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