Regina King's Only Son, Ian Alexander Jr., Dies from Suicide

Ian was just 26 years old and Regina King's only child.

In a heartbreaking statement through People magazine, actress and director Regina King revealed that her only son, Ian Alexander Jr., had died by suicide. Ian's death was officially ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner.


Ian was Regina King's only son with her ex-husband, record producer, Ian Alexander Sr.


Ian had recently celebrated a birthday on the Wednesday before his death. Sadly, Regina King had also recently celebrated her 51st birthday a few days prior on January 15th.


Regina told People, "Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian."


If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.