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Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr, 26, dies by suicide

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Regina King's only son Ian Alexander Jr, 26, dies by suicide

Regina King’s son has tragically taken his own life.

Ian Alexander Jr, 26, worked as an artist and DJ, performing under the moniker DJ Buttercream.

He was incredibly close to his actress mum, and regularly escorted her on the red carpet of glitzy showbiz events and award ceremonies.

Regina King's only son Ian Alexander Jr, 26, dies by suicide

Regina, 51, announced the sad news in a statement released to PEOPLE magazine last night as she asked for privacy.

She 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.

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“Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”

Ian previously enthused about his mum, who won an Oscar for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk in 2019.

Regina King's only son Ian Alexander Jr, 26, dies by suicide

At that year’s Golden Globes ceremony, he said: “She’s just a super mom. She doesn’t really let bad work days or anything come back and ruin the time that we have.

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“It’s really awesome to have a mother who I can enjoy spending time with.”

Ian was Regina’s only child, and she split with his dad Ian Sr, in 2007.

In a 2011 interview she told Essence that she adored Ian and being his mum had taught her about love.

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  1. His mother would have done everything to get him out of the suituation. He should have spoken to her. Her life might never be the same till she dies

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