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Regina King announced the death of her 26-year-old son, Ian Alexander Jr.
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” the Oscar-winning actor and director said in a statement shared with multiplemediaoutlets on 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.”
Alexander, an artist and DJ, was King’s only child with her ex-husband, Ian Alexander Sr. He died just two days after turning 26. No cause of death or other details were given.
The news prompted people to share their love and support for King at this time.
Praying for Regina King. She needs all the grace and light that can flow her way right now. 🙏🏾
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 22, 2022
My love, my prayers, my thoughts, my everything go out to @ReginaKing and her family tonight. My heart breaks. Sending you nothing but light.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 22, 2022
Sending all of my love and condolences to Regina King. I pray that she’s surrounded by love and healing energy.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 22, 2022
I am absolutely heartbroken for @ReginaKing. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts.
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 22, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.