Regina King has announced the death of her 26-year-old son, Ian Alexander Jr.
â€œHe 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.â€
Ian Alexander Jr., an artist and DJ, was Reginaâ€™s only child with 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 a flood of tributes on Twitter.