Regina King’s son and only child, Ian Alexander Jr., has died by suicide at age 26, Individuals reported. “Our household is devastated on the deepest degree by the lack of Ian,” the Oscar-winning actor stated in an announcement issued to the outlet. “He’s such a shiny mild who cared so deeply concerning the happiness of others. Our household asks for respectful consideration throughout this non-public time. Thanks.”
King beforehand opened up concerning the joys and challenges of being a single mother or father. They usually graced the crimson carpet collectively and even had matching tattoos, which learn “unconditional love” in Aramaic. “You do not know what unconditional love is. You might say you do, but when you do not have a baby, you do not know what that’s,” King advised Individuals. “Whenever you expertise it, it is probably the most fulfilling [thing] ever.”
When King turned 50 final yr, Alexander took to social media to have a good time his mom’s milestone birthday. “Pleased birthday to my co, so extraordinarily pleased with you and impressed by your love, artistry, and gangsta! To have the ability to watch you’re taking this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is one thing i’ll without end be pleased about,” he captioned an Instagram post of them sharing a hug.
“However to have you ever as my mom is the best present I may ask for,” he continued. “To be all that you’re whereas at all times having the time to be there, love and assist me unconditionally is actually exceptional. The entire marvel universe ain’t acquired s— on you, your the actual superhero! Love you mother! At the present time and on a regular basis YO DAY!!”