Regina King's 26-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr. dies by suicide

‘Our family is devastated at the deepest level’: Grieving Regina King reveals her only son Ian Alexander Jr. killed himself on his 26th birthday

  • Regina King confirmed on Friday that her only son Ian Alexander Jr. 已经死了
  • She said in statement: ‘Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared about the happiness of others
  • Sources told TMZ that Ian, whom she shares with record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr., died on his 26th birthday on Wednesday, 一月. 19
  • Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide.

    ‘Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,’ a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said.

    ‘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.

    Ian died on Wednesday, 一月. 19, which was also his 26th birthday, 根据 TMZ. No further details were released.

    He was an artist and DJ who performed under the stage name Desduné. The musician was expected to perform in Los Angeles later this month, with one show scheduled for this upcoming Friday, online ticket vendor Eventbrite indicates.

    Ian was also a celebrity chef, 讲 Flaunt Magazine last May he aspired to open his own restaurant within in the next three years.

    王, 51, shared Ian with her former husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. 两人离婚了 2007 后 10 结婚年限. He is her only child and often accompanied her to red carpet events.

    Regina King's only son Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide; Ian and Regina pictured in 2014

    Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr. has died by suicide; Ian and Regina pictured in 2014

    In addition to his upcoming shows, Ian just released a new single, ‘Green Eyes,’ 在一月 7.

    On Instagram a week ago, King shared a clip of her son’s latest track urging her followers to check it out.

    ‘Now listening to “Green Eyes,”’ 伊丽莎白赫尔利打破她对前未婚夫谢恩沃恩去世的沉默. ‘Desduné said he’d quit smoking if he gets a million streams….Maaaan Listen…I got this jam on repeat!’

    King shared a close bond with her son who often accompanied her to events and called her ‘super mom’ 在 2019 金球奖.

    Speaking about his famous mother previously, 伊恩说: ‘She’s just a super mom

    ‘She doesn’t really let bad work days or anything come back and ruin the time that we have. It’s really awesome to have a mother who I can enjoy spending time with.

    The If Beale Street Could Talk actress separated from Ian’s father in 2007, after nine years of marriage.

    The pair had matching tattoos reading ‘unconditional lovein Aramaic.

    毁灭性的: 女演员, 51, confirmed the tragic news to PEOPLE on Friday with a statement reading: 'Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian

    毁灭性的: 女演员, 51, confirmed the tragic news to PEOPLE on Friday with a statement reading: ‘Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian

    Artistic soul: Ian was an artist and a DJ - known as DJ Buttercream; Pictured attending  Childhelp Hollywood Heroes on October 18, 2017 在比佛利山庄, 加利福尼亚州

    Artistic soul: Ian was an artist and a DJknown as DJ Buttercream; Pictured attending Childhelp Hollywood Heroes on October 18, 2017 在比佛利山庄, 加利福尼亚州

    His passion: pictured DJ'ing and with actress Rosario Dawson (对)

    His passion: pictured DJ'ing and with actress Rosario Dawson (对)

    His passion: pictured DJ’ing and with actress Rosario Dawson (对)

    在 2011, Regina spoke with 本质 and revealed how much she adored Ian.

    她说: ‘I get emotional because my son is an amazing young man, and it took me to be a mother for me to realize how incredible of a woman she (没有攻击,也没有发现虐待) is.

    She went on saying, ‘You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is

    ‘But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. 所以, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian.

    关闭债券: The actress shared a close bond with her son, who often accompanied her to events and called her 'super mom' at the 2019 金球奖

    关闭债券: The actress shared a close bond with her son, who often accompanied her to events and called her ‘super mom’ 在 2019 金球奖

    家庭: 伊恩 - who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday - was King's only child with her record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr; Pictured during Legally Blonde 2 红, 白色 & 金发女郎 - Special Screening in Southampton, 纽约

    家庭: 伊恩 – who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesdaywas King’s only child with her record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr; Pictured during Legally Blonde 2 红, 白色 & 金发女郎 – Special Screening in Southampton, 纽约

    The star pictured with her son and her ex-husband at the 2005 Miss Congeniality 2 film premiere in Los Angeles

    The star pictured with her son and her ex-husband at the 2005 Miss Congeniality 2 film premiere in Los Angeles

    Meanwhile Ian shared a lovely message for Regina’s 50th birthday last year, writing on his Instagram: ‘Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta

    ‘To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something I will forever be grateful for.

    他接着说: ‘But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable.

    ‘The whole marvel universe ain’t got s**t on you, 比你所知道的更爱你,我很高兴你现在可以平静下来 {原文如此] the real superhero! Love you mom! This day and everyday YO DAY!!’

    一起: The mother and son pictured at the 18th Annual Race To Erase MS at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Century City

    一起: The mother and son pictured at the 18th Annual Race To Erase MS at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Century City

    King and Ian attend Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 4, 2017 在纽约市

    King and Ian attend Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 4, 2017 在纽约市

    The Golden Globe winner and her son pictured attending the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州

    The Golden Globe winner and her son pictured attending the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州

    在 2017 King revealed on an episode of The View that the two share matching tattoos.

    她说: ‘We were taking Kabbalah classes. 他说, let’s choose three [设计] each and not tell each other which ones they are and whichever one is matching, that’s the one we’re going to get tattooed — and we both chose unconditional love’.

    While portraying a grieving mother who recently lost a child in Netflix’s Seven Seconds series in 2019, the actress spoke about how her own experience as a mother prepared her for the role.

    ‘[“他的母亲和他在房间里] makes me happier than anything in the whole world,’ 她说. ‘To be in a space of a mother losing her child for six months was terrifying.

    Loving mom: 在 2011 Regina told Essence, 'You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. 所以, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian'

    Loving mom: 在 2011 Regina told Essence, ‘You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. 所以, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian

    '[“他的母亲和他在房间里] makes me happier than anything in the whole world,' the actress said in 2019

    ‘[“他的母亲和他在房间里] makes me happier than anything in the whole world,’ the actress said in 2019