Regina King's Son Ian Alexander Jr. Has Tragically Passed Away

PEOPLE magazine has reported that Regina King's son, Ian Alexander Jr has passed away.

He was only 26 years old, and we are sending all of our love and thoughts to his family who are grieving.

TW: This article contains mentions of suicide which may be triggering to some audiences.

It is with a heavy heart that we break the news that Regina King's son, Alexander Jr. has taken his own life.

His 26th birthday was on January 19th.

He was King's only child, whom she had with her her ex-husband, Ian Alexander Sr.

"Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian," King said in a statement to PEOPLE.

"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."

We are sending all of our love to Regina King and the rest of her family during this incredibly difficult time.

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h/t: People