Regina King Calls Son Ian Alexander Jr. “A Bright Light” Following His Death at 26

Regina King Calls Son Ian Alexander Jr. “A Bright Light” Following His Death at 26

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1/22/2022 9:38:00 AM

Regina King Calls Son Ian Alexander Jr. “A Bright Light” Following His Death at 26

The 'If Beale Street Could Talk' actress released a statement Friday evening following the death of her only son.

The Hollywood Reporterhas confirmed.“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” said King in a statement obtained byTHRon Friday evening. “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.”

A cause of death was not provided, but according toPeople, Ian died by suicide.King shared Ian with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. Ian was an artist and DJ who posted on Instagram just three days ago about an upcoming event at Bardot this month.

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😪 I can’t imagine Regina King’s pain. There are no words. Ian Alexander Jr. RIP. 😪⚘️ DAMN FAM, SENDING MY CONDOLENCES 🙏🏽 Sending prayers to you and your family I've grown up on RG..I'm 55...so from her being a child actor on 227 to Boys n the Hood...I felt that we were growing up together...sigh RIP to your son...

What a tragedy. So heartbreaking. 💐 🥺 Heartbreaking! Sending my deepest condolences to another bright light Ms. King🌹

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Condolences to Regina & family 🙏🏼🙏🏼 I LOVE REGINA KING. I'm so sorry for her. Young Americans are suffering emotionally so desperately in our toxic nation - our toxic culture. It's heartbreaking. My generation didn't do enough to protect the youth of the world. Ian's situation is far too common. Actor And Director Regina King’s Son Ian Alexander Jr. has Died aged 26

CristFrank I'm so so sorry for her loss. I'm so sorry for her. She loved Ian SO much. Oh no! My condolences to her and her family during this difficult time. Condolences to Regina King and the entire family and friends. 💔🕯️ Praying for Strength 😔😔😔 SOooooo sorry to hear about Regina King's son. She and her entire family are my prayers. Shelia M Bolar

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🙏🏾 My deepest condolence to you wow! I am so sorry for your loss 🕊️ I am holding space and sending strength to Regina King and everyone who loved Ian Alexander Jr. So devastating! My prayers go out to her and the family. 🙏🏾 🙏🏾 Tragic news. So many are struggling with their mental health in silence.

💔💔💔💔 There is so much work to do around mental health and how we talk about it! Our condolences to ReginaKing and family! Love you girl!! 💔 This is So heartbreaking 💔

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My son is 26, I cannot possibly imagine her grief. My sincerest condolences. This is so sad. Sending ReginaKing all the ❤️ My heart goes to ReginaKing and family ! So sad! Prayer’s to the family 🙏🙏❤️❤️ My heart breaks for her 💔 My deepest and sincerest condolences to ReginaKing and her family Be kind to people, we are going through the most, especially during this pandemic. 🙏 This is sad, the reports say he celebrated his 26th birthday this past Wednesday.

Truly heartbreaking😭😭 My deepest sympathies to Regina King fox the loss of her son. My heart breaks for her. Sending prayers her way during this immensely difficult time.

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Love and light to the King family 💜🙏🏾 🤲🏽🤲🏽🤲🏽😰😰😰CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY!!! My heart breaks for her. 💔 I have no words. aplus_32 what the hell is going on with this year?! We not even past the first month and already one tragedy after another is happening! Here's hoping 2023 is better OMG!!!! This is so heartbreaking

🙏🏽😢💔 Rip He was just on CNN with her for New years Eve OMG, SO HEARTBREAKING, my condolences to Regina 😢 Never know what people is going thru, always be kind and show you love and care for them to the fullest while they’re here 🙏🏾🕊 😢🙏🏽

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😥😥 Yo everyday some bullshit 🤮 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Oh my god. Oh this is terrible. Condolences to Ms. King and all her family. Oh No !! God please give ReginaKing the Strength to Endure this heartbreak 🙏🏽🙏🏽 💔 words will not suffice, so I will send love out to you and yours Heartbreaking. EYEAMNEGUS 😢😢🙏🏾

RIP So heartbreaking for Regina and her family. 💔😥 My deepest condolences 🙏

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💔💔💔💔💔💔 damn! Prayers up 🙏🏾🙏🏾😔 🕯 My Heart ❤Felt Condolences 💔 No words! ❤️🙏🏽👆🏽prayers going up. Ms. King I'm sending you and your family Prayer Love and Hugs as many as your hearts can hold. 🙏💔❤😥🙏 🙏 💡 wowowo. i couldnt even imagine. will be praying for her.

’s son Ian Alexander Jr. has died at 26, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” said King in a statement obtained by THR on Friday evening. “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.” A cause of death was not provided, but according to People , Ian died by suicide. King shared Ian with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. Ian was an artist and DJ who posted on Instagram just three days ago about an upcoming event at Bardot this month. The If Beale Street Could Talk actress appeared close with her son, revealing on The View in a 2017 interview that the pair got matching tattoos. We were taking Kabbalah classes,” King said at the time. “He said, let’s choose three [designs] each and not tell each other which ones they are and whichever one is matching, that’s the one we’re going to get tattooed — and we both chose unconditional love.” A week ago, King took to Instagram to urge her followers to support Ian’s new track, “Green Eyes,” sharing a short clip. Ian paid tribute to King on her 50th birthday last year, writing on Instagram: “To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something i will forever be grateful for. But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for.”