Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr., died at 26

Regina King announced the death of her 26-year-old son, Ian Alexander Jr.

“Our family is heartbroken by the loss of Ian,” the Oscar-winning actor and director said in a statement shared with multiple outlets on Friday.

“He is such a shining light who cares so much about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thanks very much.”

Ian Alexander Jr., an artist and DJ, was Regina’s only child with ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr.

He died just two days after he was 26 years old. No cause of death or other details were given.

The news sparked a flurry of tributes on Twitter.

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