Regina King’s son dies in suspected suicide

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Regina King and son Ian Alexander Jr. arrive at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Hollywood actress Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr has reportedly died by suicide aged 26.

Alexander Jr was King’s only child, which she shared with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr.

King, in a statement, said that her family is “devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian”

“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,” she said.

King shared a close bond with her disc jock son who often accompanied his mother on the red carpet at events.

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