A household consultant confirmed he died by suicide.
NEW YORK — Ian Alexander Jr., the one baby of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday.
“Our household is devastated on the deepest degree by the lack of Ian,” a household assertion shared Saturday by a King spokesman mentioned. “He’s such a shiny gentle who cared so deeply concerning the happiness of others. Our household asks for respectful consideration throughout this non-public time.”
A household consultant confirmed the demise was suicide. No additional particulars had been launched.
The “One Night time in Miami” director shared Alexander together with her former husband, file producer Ian Alexander Sr. The 2 divorced in 2007 after 10 years of marriage. The youthful Alexander was a DJ who usually accompanied King to crimson carpet occasions.
He advised E! Information on the 2019 Golden Globes: “She’s only a tremendous mother. She doesn’t actually let unhealthy work days or something come again and wreck the time that we have now. It’s actually superior to have a mom who I can get pleasure from spending time with.”
The pair had matching tattoos studying “unconditional love” in Aramaic.
“We had been taking Kabbalah lessons,” King mentioned on The View in 2017. “He mentioned, let’s select three designs every and never inform one another which of them they’re and whichever one is matching, that’s the one we’re going to get tattooed — and we each selected unconditional love.”
For his mom’s fiftieth birthday final 12 months, Alexander posted a tribute on Instagram that learn partially: “To have the ability to watch you’re taking this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is one thing i (sic) will perpetually be glad about. However to have you ever as my mom is the best present I may ask for.”
On Instagram per week in the past, King shared a clip of her son’s newest monitor, “Inexperienced Eyes,” urging her followers to test it out. In an interview with Individuals, she as soon as referred to as her son “a tremendous younger man” and spoke of the love between mom and baby.
“You don’t know what unconditional love is. Chances are you’ll say you do, however in the event you don’t have a baby, you don’t know what that’s,” mentioned the Oscar, Golden Globe and four-time Emmy winner. “If you expertise it, it’s probably the most fulfilling (factor) ever.”
Phrase of Alexander’s demise unfold shortly on social media.
“Deepest condolences and prayers for energy to @ReginaKing. Sending again to her all the heat and light and assist she has prolonged to me and to so many others,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Authorized Protection and Instructional Fund, posted on Twitter.
King, a star in “If Beale Avenue Might Discuss” and quite a few different movies, is the recipient of two NAACP Picture Awards.
Bernice King, the CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle for Nonviolent Change and daughter of the civil rights icon, posted on Twitter: “Praying for Regina King. She wants all of the grace and light-weight that may circulation her approach proper now.”