Regina King's Son, Ian Alexander Jr., Dies At 26

The actor called her only son "a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others" following his death.
Regina King, right, paid tribute to her "bright light" son Ian Alexander Jr., left, following his death at the age of 26.
Regina King, right, paid tribute to her "bright light" son Ian Alexander Jr., left, following his death at the age of 26.
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Regina King announced the death of her 26-year-old son, Ian Alexander Jr.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” the Oscar-winning actor and director said in a statement shared with multiple media outlets on Friday. “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.”

Alexander, an artist and DJ, was King’s only child with her ex-husband, Ian Alexander Sr. He died just two days after turning 26. No cause of death or other details were given.

The news prompted people to share their love and support for King at this time.

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