Actor And Director Regina King’s Son Commits Suicide

Ian Alexander Jr., the son of actress and filmmaker Regina King, died by suicide, her representative confirmed to NBC News on Saturday.

The loss of Ian has left our family heartbroken to the core. In a statement issued by her representative, King stated, “He is such a bright light who cared so much for the pleasure of people.”

“During this private time, our family requests polite regard,” it wrote.

Alexander was a musician and DJ who went by the stage name “desduné,” according to his Instagram page. Green Eyes, his most recent single, was released on January 7.

His mother, 51, has won critical acclaim in Hollywood, winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Alexander wrote a heartfelt tribute to his mother on her 50th birthday last year.

“To have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable.”

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