Ian Alexander Jr. lost his life just after his 26th birthday.
Actress Regina King has lost her only child, Ian Alexander Jr. Alexander was a well-known musician and DJ, following in his father’s footsteps, (Ian Alexander Sr.) He had just released a new single, “Green Eyes,” on January 7th and had performances scheduled in Los Angeles later this month.
A statement from Regina King’ provided by her representative said, “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.”
Ian and his mother were extremely close. Despite her enormous success in Hollywood, King reiterated that it was her son that she was most proud of. In a CNN interview, she once said “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. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever. So, that is the greatest part about me. Being a mom to Ian.” The pair even had matching tattoos, which read “unconditional love” in Aramaic — his on his shoulder and hers on her arm.