Regina King has announced the death of her 26-year-old son, Ian Alexander Jr.
â€œOur family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,â€ the Oscar-winning actor and director said in a statement shared with multiple media outlets on Friday. 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€
Alexander Jr., an artist and DJ, was Kingâ€™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.