Regina King’s Only Child Ian Alexander Jr Passes Away At 26

Actress-director Regina King has been overwhelmed by the loss of her only child, Ian Alexander Jr. A musician and DJ and the death has been reported due to suicide. Ian was only 26 years of age. His death was confirmed by a public relations representative for King. No further details are available at this time, reports

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement. “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 was born on January 19, 1996. She shared him with her former husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. The pair divorced in 2007 after 10 years of marriage. Alexander was a practising musician and DJ. Performing under the name Desdune, Alexander had been preparing to perform several shows in Los Angeles later this month. His most recent single, ‘Green Eyes’, was released on January 7. King shared the track on her Instagram last week, showing support for her son.

Ian Alexander Jr & Regina King in an Instagram post

Ian Alexander Jr was often seen accompanying his mother at red carpet events, including the LACMA Art+ Film Gala and various awards shows. Most recently, he appeared alongside Regina King to help commemorate his mother’s achievements in entertainment at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in October 2021.

“She’s just a super mom,” Alexander told E! News in a red carpet interview alongside King at the Golden Globe Awards in 2019, “She doesn’t really let bad workdays or anything come back and ruin the time that we have. It’s really awesome to have a mother who I can enjoy spending time with.”

Ian Alexander Jr will be deeply missed by his family, friends and everyone who loved and cared for him.

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