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Regina King’s only son, Ian Alexander Jr., has committed suicide.

“Our family is deeply devastated by the loss of Ian,” said a family statement shared Saturday by a spokesman for King. ‘He is such a shining light that he cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time.

Ian Alexander Death

Ian died on Wednesday, January 19, which was also her 26th birthday, according to TMZ. No further details have been provided.

He was an artist and DJ who performed under the stage name Desduné. The musician was expected to perform in Los Angeles later this month, with a show scheduled for next Friday, according to online ticket provider Eventbrite.

Ian was also a celebrity chef and told Flaunt Magazine last May that he aspired to open his own restaurant within the next three years.

King, 51, shared Ian with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. The two divorced in 2007 after 10 years of marriage. He is her only child and often accompanied her to red carpet events.


In addition to his upcoming shows, Ian has just released a new single, ‘Green Eyes’, on January 7th.

Taking to Instagram a week ago, King shared a clip of the song urging his followers to check it out.

“Now listening to ‘Green Eyes,'” the actress wrote. ‘Desduné said he’d quit if he gets a million streams… Maaaan Listen… I got this jam on replay!’

King shared a close bond with her son, who often accompanied her to events and called her a “super mom” at the 2019 Golden Globes.

Speaking about her famous mom earlier, Ian said: “She’s just a super mom…

“She really doesn’t let bad days at work or anything come back and ruin the time we have. It’s really amazing to have a mother that I can enjoy spending time with.’

The If Beale Street Could Talk actress split from Ian’s father in 2007, after nine years of marriage.

The couple had matching tattoos that read “unconditional love” in Aramaic.


Meanwhile, Ian shared a lovely message for Regina’s 50th birthday last year, writing on his Instagram: “Happy birthday to my co, so proud of you and inspired by your love, art and gangsta…

“To be able to see you take this life by the throat and make it your own is something I will always be grateful for.”

He continued: ‘But having you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. Being all that you are while always having the time to be there, love me and support me unconditionally is truly extraordinary.

‘The whole Marvel universe has nothing to do with you, you are {sic] the real superhero! I love you mama! This day and every day YO DAY!!’

Social Media

News of Ian’s death spread quickly on social media, with celebrities and prominent figures offering their thoughts and prayers to King.

‘Deepest condolences and prayers for strength to @ReginaKing. Sending him all the warmth, light and support he has given me and so many others,” Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, posted on Twitter.

King, who directed One Night in Miami and starred in numerous films, received two NAACP Image Awards.

Bernice King, executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change and King’s daughter, posted on Twitter: ‘Praying for Regina King. She needs all the grace and light that can flow her way right now.’

Quick and Facts

  • Regina King confirmed on Friday that her only son Ian Alexander Jr. has died 
  • She said in statement: ‘Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared about the happiness of others’
  • Sources told TMZ that Ian, whom she shares with record producer ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr., died on his 26th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 19

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