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King Regina mourns his son after dying at the age of 26

Regina King paid tribute to her son, Ian Alexander Jr, after his death at the age of 26.

Alexander Jr is the only child of King and her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr.

In a statement provided to the media, King said her family was “deeply devastated by the loss of Ian”.

“He was a bright light who was very concerned about the happiness of others,” she said. “Our family respectfully considers during this private time. Thank you.”

Alexander Jr has worked as a DJ, and has previously been described by King as “a wonderful young man”.

The cause of death was not officially announced, but Everyone The magazine reported that Alexander Jr died by suicide.

King has spoken out publicly about the close relationship she and her son share, revealing in 2017 that the pair have matching tattoos.

Photos of Ian Alexander Jr and Regina King in 2019

(Getty Images for LACMA)

On King’s 50th birthday last year, Alexander Jr shared a heartfelt tribute to his mother, writing on Instagram: “Can see you taking this life and making it yours. is something I will forever be grateful for. But having you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. “

If you are going through feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, the Samaritans are supportive; you can speak to someone for free by phone, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email jo@samaritans.org or visit the Samaritans website to find details of a nearest branch your most.

If you live in the United States and you or someone you know needs mental health support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are in another country, you can go to www.befrienders.org to find a helpline near you.

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Tom Vazquez

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