Watchmen and If Beale Street Could Talk actress Regina King announces the passing of her only son, Ian Alexander Jr. His passing comes after the release of his track “Green Eyes,” where his mother promoted the song to his followers. The note of death has been reported as a suicide by People. Ian Alexander Jr. was born on January 19, 1996. He had just celebrated his 26th birthday.
Regina King Loses Her Only Child
The young and upcoming artist, unfortunately, met his fate at the age of 26. No specific date has been provided as of yet. This is probably due to the family’s request for privacy during this troubling time.
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Regina King was able to share a statement through The Hollywood Reporter sometime after her son, Ian Alexander Jr.’s, passing:
Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. 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.”
King and her son were incredibly close throughout their time together. At one point, the pair got matching ink after being inspired by their Kabbalah classes. They also hype each other up on social media, with the aforementioned “Green Eyes” track and Ian’s tribute to his hard-working mother. You can now listen to Ian’s Instagram track to show your support. Ian Alexander Jr. leaves behind an ongoing musician and DJ career that was a byproduct of his father’s career as a record producer.
No parent should ever have to bury their child. Our sincerest condolences to Regina King, Ian Alexander, and their entire family during this troubling time. Make sure to give “Green Eyes” by Ian Alexander Jr. a listen or two to provide us with your thoughts in the comments below. We’ll be sure to visit the artist’s page, as well.