Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, we report to you the tragic news confirmed by our sources that American actress and director, Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr. ( 26 years old) has passed away due to suicide.
King had just one kid with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr.
Ian was a deejay, following in his father's footsteps in the music industry. King previously described himself as "an amazing young man".
Despite her rising popularity as an actress and director, King stated at the time that Ian was her greatest source of pride. After divorcing Ian's father in 2007 after nine years of marriage, King acknowledged that being a single parent wasn't always easy, but that her love for her son was greater than anything.
You don't know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don't have a child, you don't know what that is," she explained at the time. "When you experience it, it's the most fulfilling [thing] ever."
On his mother's birthday last year, King's son paid homage to her.
"Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta! To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something I will forever be grateful for. But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable."
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