Actress Regina King's son commits suicide

Regina King and her son Ian Alexander Jr.

Regina King and her son Ian Alexander Jr.

American actress Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide, multiple media outlets reported.

According to a statement, the family expressed their devastation at the sudden demise of the young man.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. 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,” the statement read.

Ian was King’s only child with her record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr.

Until his death, the 26-year-old Ian was an artist and disc jockey.

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He was known for always accompanying his Golden Globe award-winning mum to the red carpet of several events.

Few days ago, Ian, who was a musician, announced on his Instagram page that he had a performance coming up next week and encouraged his followers to purchase tickets.

The award-winning actress is one of the most respected and positive entertainers in the industry, and fans, as well as friends, have taken to social media to send love and kind words her way.

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