Reports indicate that Ian Alexander Jr, son of Oscar award-winning actress Regina King has died by suicide after recently celebrating his birthday on Wednesday. He was 26
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement released to the media “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 news was first reported by blogger B. Scott on Friday. Alexander was King’s only child often accompanying her on the red carpet. An aspiring deejay, Alexander’s father was record producer Ian Alexander Sr., who King was married to for nine years before separating in 2007.