Regina King’s Son Ian Alexander Jr. Dies by Suicide [Condolences]

Regina King with son Ian

Regina King’s Son Ian Alexander Jr. Dies by Suicide [Condolences]

Very sad news. Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide. He was the actresses only child, whom she shared with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. His 26th birthday was Wednesday.

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.

Last year, he posted this sweet message in honor of his mom’s birthday:

LoveBScott was the first to report the news of Ian’s death. We send our condolences to their loved ones.

Authored by: Kellie Williams