Regina King Calls Son Ian Alexander Jr. “A Bright Light” Following His Death at 26

Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr. died on Friday at 26, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

A cause of death was not provided, but according to People, Ian died by suicide.

King shared Ian with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. Ian was an artist and DJ

The If Beale Street Could Talk actress appeared close with her son, revealing on The View in a 2017 interview that the pair got matching tattoos. 

A week ago, King took to Instagram to urge her followers to support Ian’s new song, “Green Eyes,” sharing a short clip.

Ian paid tribute to King on her 50th birthday last year

THE ABILITY TO WATCH YOU TAKE THIS LIFE AND MAKE IT YOURS IS SOMETHING I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR. BUT HAVING YOU AS MY MOTHER IS THE BEST GIFT.”