It is with obvious suffering that Regina King announced, in a press release relayed by People, the death of his son. Ian Alexander Jr., 26, killed himself at the end of last week, and the actress, of whom he was the only child, quickly published a tribute to the young man, born of his union with his ex- husband, producer Ian Alexander Sr.
“Our family is devastated to the core by the loss of Ian. It was such a bright light that cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. We thank you,” the star said. Watchmen.
Ian Alexander Jr. was a DJ and the actress never missed a chance to publicly declare how proud she was of him.
“I am moved because my son is an extraordinary young man, and it took me becoming a mother to realize what an incredible woman my own mother is. You don’t know what unconditional love is. You can say you know it, but if you don’t have kids, you don’t know what it is. But when you experience it, it is the greatest satisfaction there is. So that’s the most important part of who I am. Being Ian’s mother,” she told CNN in 2011.
The young man and his mother, who were very close, had an identical symbol tattooed, which means “Unconditional love” in Aramaic.
If you have – or know people around you who have – suicidal thoughts, do not hesitate to ask for help. The national suicide prevention number is 3114.