AceShowbiz - New heartbreaking detail of the death of Regina King's son has surfaced online. Several days after the actress broke the sad news, it's now revealed that Ian Alexander Jr. took his own life on Wednesday, January 19, the day he turned 26 years old, according to law enforcement.
Regina announced her son's tragic passing on Friday. "Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian," she said in a statement to the press. "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."
Ian committed suicide a few days after he made alarming tweets. "You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it's a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s**t.....yea that one really hits home," he wrote in one of his last tweets.
The deejay also admitted that Instagram is not good for his mental health. "I don't think instagram is healthy for me," he penned in a separate post.
Ian is Regina's only child whom she shared with her ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr. They divorced in 2007 after ten years of marriage.
Ian would sometimes appear on red carpet with Regina. When attending the 2019 Golden Globe Awards together, he reflected on having the "One Night in Miami..." director as his mother. "Usually people will ask me, 'What's it like having Regina King be your mother,' " he told E! News. "She's just a super mom, really. She doesn't really let bad work days or anything come back and ruin the time that we have, so it's really awesome to have a mother that...I can enjoy spending time with and all that."
Regina, meanwhile, gushed that Ian was someone who "makes me happier than anything in the whole world." She was an avid supporter of her son's music career, calling herself a "proud mom" on Instagram after he released his debut single in April 2021.