Regina King’s son, musician Ian Alexander Jr., dies by suicide aged 26

LOS ANGELES – The son of actor and director Regina King, Ian Alexander Jr., has died by suicide, her representative confirmed to CNN Saturday.

He is 26 years old.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He was a bright light who cared deeply about the well-being of others. Our family is honored. important during this private time,” said a statement from King provided by her representative.

Alexander is a musician and DJ. He performed as “Desdune, “according to his Instagram page. He released a new single, “Green Eyes”, on January 7 and is scheduled to perform in Los Angeles later this month.

He is King’s only child, whom she shares with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr.

King’s son paid tribute to his mother on her birthday last year.

“Happy birthday to my colleague, so proud of you and inspired by your love, art and gangsta! Seeing you enjoy this life and make it yours is something that makes me happy. I will forever be grateful. But to have you like my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. To be all you have while always having time to be with, love and support unconditional me is something truly remarkable.”

King talked about the deep love she had for her son in one 2011 interview with CNN.

“I am touched because my son is a wonderful young man, and when I became a mother, I realized how wonderful a woman is. [my mother] is,” said King. You don’t know what unconditional love is. You can say you have, but if you don’t have kids, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it’s the most satisfying thing ever. So that’s the best part about me. As a mother of Ian. “

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK], or text TALK to 741-741 for free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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