Oscar-Winning Actress Regina King’s 26-Year-Old Son Commits Suicide On His Birthday

Oscar-Winning Actress Regina King’s 26-Year-Old Son Commits Suicide On His Birthday

There are so many young people committing suicide lately. It’s just tragic.

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And now, we have another story of a young man, only 26-years-old who killed himself on his Birthday.

His name is Ian Alexander Jr. and he’s the son of Oscar-winner Regina King.

Breitbart reported that Oscar-winning actress and filmmaker Regina King announced that her only child, musician and disc jockey Ian Alexander Jr., has died at the age of 26.

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“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement Friday. “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.”

King, 51, did not mention the cause of death, but her representative confirmed to NBC News on Saturday that he died by suicide.

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TMZ reported Alexander took his own life on his birthday Wednesday.

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Alexander performed under the name “desduné” and his most recent single, “Green Eyes,” was released Jan. 7.

He often accompanied his mother at red carpet events for her TV and film projects. The pair also had matching tattoos. He had the Aramaic word for “unconditional love” on his shoulder and she has it on her arm.

King was married to record producer Ian Alexander Sr. from 1997 to 2007.

She is best remembered for her starring role in the hit movie “Jerry Maguire.”

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Very sad news.

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