O filho de Regina King, Ian, morreu por suicídio: “Ele é uma luz tão brilhante”

O filho e único filho de Regina King, Ian Alexander Jr., morreu por suicídio aos 26 anos, Pessoas relataram. “Nossa família está devastada no nível mais profundo pela perda de Ian”, disse o ator vencedor do Oscar em um comunicado divulgado à agência. “Ele é uma luz tão brilhante que se importava tão profundamente com a felicidade dos outros. Nossa família pede consideração respeitosa durante este tempo privado. Obrigado.”

King previously opened up about the joys and challenges of being a single parent. They often graced the red carpet together and even had matching tattoos, which read “unconditional love” in Aramaic. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is,” King told People. “When you experience it, it’s the most fulfiling [thing] ever.”

When King turned 50 last year, Alexander took to social media to celebrate his mother’s milestone birthday. “Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta! To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something i will forever be grateful for,” he captioned an Instagram post of them sharing a hug.”

“But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for,” he continued. “To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable. The whole marvel universe ain’t got s— on you, your the real superhero! Love you mom! This day and everyday YO DAY!!”

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