Regina King Issues Statement After Only Son Reportedly Dies By Suicide Days After His Birthday

Published: Saturday 22nd Jan 2022 by Rashad

In heartbreaking news, Academy and EMMY Award-winning actress Regina King has confirmed her only child, Ian Alexander Jr., has died.

Just days after his 26th birthday (January 19), King took to PEOPLE magazine to issue a statement regarding the death of her son, Ian Alexander Jr., who reportedly lost his life by suicide.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement. “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.”

He was King’s only child, whom she shared with her ex-husband/record producer Ian Alexander Sr.

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  1. Tino January 22, 2022

    WOOOOWWWWW he was just on CNN with her for the New Year’s celebration and seemed sooooo happy. You could always tell that he and Regina had that great mom and son bond. Praying for the beautiful Regina QUEEN.

  2. KeyLoLo January 22, 2022

    Damn..sorry to read this Queen Regina. I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. Keep your chin up Gorgeous and btw you look so good to have had a son who was in his 20s..I had no idea! May he rest well!

    • Edwina Love January 27, 2022

      What are ppl thinking when they take their own life? We will never know.

  3. Prayer January 22, 2022

    Omg my heart breaks for her 💔

  4. Truth January 22, 2022

    Prayers 🕊❤️

  5. Wwwd January 22, 2022

    Stop calling him her only son. That’s her son period.

    • Lacey January 22, 2022

      They said “only child”.

  6. Benreisha January 22, 2022

    He was fine

  7. Blow January 22, 2022

    Awww my heart. Regina you will get through this. 🥺

    • Olusheyi Banjo January 22, 2022

      Praying for her and her entire family

  8. True Tea January 22, 2022

    Extremely heartbreaking for Regina OR any Parents to bury their child. I wish her strength along w/ peace during such a dark time.

    So much death lately. 😢

  9. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 22, 2022

    Oh noooooo. Diva is getting emotional now. 💅🏾 I can totally related to. I had a FWB died few years ago. I miss him so much….. I saw his ghost sometimes…. The weird thing is I still feeling him inside me when I go to sleep… should I call ghost buster? He literally r a p e me during my sleep… any suggestions?

    • J January 22, 2022

      You already know what you need to do 😒

    • akathexfactor January 23, 2022

      @marilyn KYS!

  10. J January 22, 2022

    This is just sad. Our generation is suicidal. RIP 😣

    At least he won’t have to experience nuclear destruction with us

    • J January 23, 2022

      When you commit suicide you will experience something far worse ….

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 23, 2022

        At you talking from experience, how would you know?

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 23, 2022


      • D.H May 24, 2022

        That is not true. I believe God with take pity on their suffering here on earth. Not to mention that was not a nice thing to say to anybody who lost a child.

    • Dee March 14, 2022

      Unfortunately righht smh😢😖

  11. Mattie January 22, 2022

    Dear Ms. King I am so sorry for ur loss. May God Keep his loving arm’s around u an the rest of the family.

  12. Regina January 22, 2022

    Just Sad

  13. Kim Bennett- Brown January 22, 2022

    Regina King, you and your family have my sincere condolences. May Ian’s memory be a blessing to you. Praying for you…..

  14. Carolyn Guy January 22, 2022

    So very sorry for your devastating loss of your son. There are no WORDS that anyone can say to make your pain go away. You have my deepest Condolences.

    • Bonnie Agee January 29, 2022


  15. Vanessa CarttomSmart January 22, 2022

    So sorry for you loss I know how you feel I loss my so Dec 26prsys for you and your family

    • Karen Russell March 15, 2022

      So very sorry for your loss!😪

    • Taliah March 27, 2022

      That was my fourteenth birthday aww rip 🙁

  16. Geraldine Willis January 22, 2022

    May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family, as he carries you through the journey. He will lift you, just keep the faith. Peace and blessings be yours.

    • Karen Russell March 15, 2022


  17. Christina sims January 22, 2022

    I so so sorry for your lost my prayers is with you and your family’s love u always keep memories u share with ur and I know it going be hard before it get better god is with u and so am I love u we will get through this together with love and prayers

  18. Christina sims January 22, 2022

    We love u prayers with u and your family’s

  19. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 23, 2022

    Just in time to promote her new movie 🤔

    • Leesa January 23, 2022

      January 23, 2022
      WTF does THAT mean? Are u implying this was some kind of PUBLICITY STUNT or something to draw attention to her MOVIE? Ur insensitive and an idiot. Smdh.

      Rest In Paradise
      Prayer for Regina

    • Deborah January 24, 2022

      What Lisa said! You must be dim witted!

    • Connie January 25, 2022

      Idiot, go back to bed! Her son died, your heartless!

    • Sasha March 12, 2022

      How insensitive of you with that remark. There is enough pain in this world today and you add your one cent. Obviously you don’t have children with your rude comment.

    • Pat March 18, 2022

      Shut your stupid ass up

  20. RDHQ January 23, 2022

    As a mom and fan, this is definitively extremely heart breaking. With all the unconditional love and support from friends, fans and family; We are here to help you with kind words of passion, sympathy and condolences, get through your time of despair.

    -The RDHQ

  21. Leesa January 23, 2022

    WTF does THAT mean? Are u implying this was some kind of PUBLICITY STUNT or something to draw attention to her MOVIE? Ur insensitive and an idiot. Smdh.

    Rest In Paradise
    Prayer for Regina

  22. BAJ January 24, 2022

    Only love and prayers sent to you, your family and all that knew and love Ian.

  23. WES January 25, 2022

    Nothing can take that time away right now there is only prayer love an eternity gifts to give. So to my Queen Miss Regina queen king no one knows our pain I wrap my arms around you give you my love and make sure that you come out on top stay strong God only gives you what you can handle God bless you and stay on top sister pray for you

  24. Loretta Johnson January 26, 2022

    Regina, Ian Sr, my heart is with you during this time in your life, I pray God gives you strength too make light of all things that you’re in the dark about. God’s Grace is sufficient in All he does🙏🏾💕

  25. Patricia Taylor January 27, 2022

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I know how devastating it is to lose a child. My 20 year old son died by suicide on 9/26/21 and my heart shattered into a thousand pieces on that day.

    May God help you to find strength and peace in the days, months, and years to come.

  26. Pooh January 27, 2022

    Sorry for the loss,my condolences may he rest in peace.

  27. Judith T. January 29, 2022

    As a person who has struggled with depression and PTSD, the only way I can describe it is this. You in your mind and body are at the bottom of a deep well. There’s no way out. For awhile you can see
    the light but then no light at all. At that point many of us go from the torture as we cannot see the other side.

  28. Bonnie Agee January 29, 2022

    May God bless you.

  29. Karen Coley January 29, 2022

    Sending prayers

  30. Donna February 1, 2022

    He was such a talented and handsome young man. He had two very sucessful parents and you wonder what went wrong.

  31. Kevin O’connor February 7, 2022

    Regina King, I feel so bad that you have suffered such a terrible, tragic loss. Just know that you have my love and the love of so many.

  32. Jeffrey Wright February 15, 2022

    To. Ms.Regina King i am deeply hurt by this tradgic that has touched you.and your family i wish i could be there for you.but i pray these words reach praying for you.and i know Ian is right there with you .and just.because he’s gone from this wicked world we live inhe will get you through this.and your one of the strongest black females I’ve watched grow continue to keep your head up.and know your not alone.GOD has gotten you through many hardships in life this is when your true strength will prevail.and it starts everyday you choose to put one foot in front of the other .stay strong .and just know you are loved. Mr.Jeffrey Wright.

  33. Cynthia Bush February 16, 2022

    To Mrs. Regina King I send all my love and Prayers. May God Bless you and Your Family. I refuse and will not say “I know how you feel” know one knows how you feel. Take as long as you need to grieve! God is with you he has his arms around you. I really am sorry for you and your Husband’s lost. God Bless you and your Family.

  34. E February 16, 2022

    Regina, I am a sorry for your loss. I know the feeling of losing a son. As time passes I pray to find a place of peace and allow my (your ) heart to be easy. Its the hardest thing in life and life is not the same. Hold on to him and his memory as you can. Cry cry and cry , get some laughs in and just hold on to never let him really die. Stay Strong as the world goes on.

  35. Gail February 18, 2022

    Where is Ian Alexander Jr father Thur all of this sorrow. It seems that Regina King is the only one who is mention about their son death. It would be nice to hear from the father Ian Alexander Sr.😳🧐🤔🥺

    • Sandra Hubbard March 22, 2022

      Why does it matter to you. You are just being too damn nosy. Stay in your lane. Damn‼️

  36. valarie Peterson Brooks February 22, 2022

    My condolences goes out to REGINA KING,and the rest of the Family. I will continue to keep you in 🙏🙏 as I know the lost of a child is NEVER EASY.

  37. Norman Williams March 3, 2022

    No words can express truly the devastating loss of losing a child my sincere condolences to you and his father. Truly ❤ Norman Williams

  38. DEBORAH JONES March 9, 2022

    My condolences to you and your family. I’m a survivor my son took his life at the age 19 and I was at home when it happened. I had too get help from therapist and l went to support groups l went through a very dark time and everyone grieving process is difference. I will say what ever help you need get help and it ok. Healing is a process. My question is still Why but I learning things from both myself and my husband family and generation. Praying for you your family

  39. Manda March 13, 2022

    I cannot imagine the pain she is in. I have friends who have lost children and they say the pain is unreal and forever. My heart goes out to her and her ex.

  40. Andreanna Velasquez March 14, 2022

    My heart goes out to you, I lost my son a yr ago january an it still on my mind everyday I will be praying for you

  41. Shelia March 15, 2022

    Miss King I’m so sorry for you loss. God has him now so just take it easy and know that he made peace with our God before doing so

  42. Maria Slocum March 18, 2022

    Dear Regina, I am soo sorry for your loss. I am truly a fan of you. I have been and will continue to keep you in prayer. Love and Blessings

  43. Sandra Hubbardubbard March 22, 2022

    I don’t know what issues he had but that was a nasty and selfish thing he did to his mother. It’s like he was purposely trying to hurt and destroy his mother. The only child and on his birthday. What a selfish, brat, b******. Dirty❣️

  44. Sandra Hubbard March 22, 2022

    Her son had issues but why would he do such a cowardly, selfish, dirty, and hurtful, thing to his Mother. On his born day and the only child. It’s like he wanted her to suffer, he wanted to destroy her. Sick B******. I don’t want the excuse of mental health issues. That is Demonic. B******‼️

  45. Alisha March 26, 2022

    My Condolences goes out to You and all the Family.. My Peayers are with you all… RIP TO YOUR SON ❤🙏🕊

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