Celebs rally around Regina King after star loses son to suicide

Regina King is grieving the loss of her only son, Ian Alexander Jr. who died by suicide Friday night, she’s confirmed.

The Oscar-winner has been met with condolences from both fans and her Hollywood peers in the wake of the tragic news.

Actress and director Rosanna Arquette tweeted her condolences, writing, “Sending love light and prayers to Regina king and her family.”

“Sending love, light and the armor of God to @ReginaKing,” “Atlantic” writer Jemele Hill tweeted early Saturday morning. “May her and her loved ones find comfort and peace.”

Comedian D.L. Hughley also offered his condolences, tweeting, “so very sorry!!! Prayers Prayers Prayers!!!!!!

Journalist Mark Lamont Hill added, “Sending all of my love and condolences to Regina King. I pray that she’s surrounded by love and healing energy.”

Musician Kid Cudi also tweeted well wishes, writing, “My heart hurts for Regina King and her family. God please watch over them.”

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a statement from King confirming her son’s passing reads. “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.”

Ian Alexander’s 26th birthday was on Wednesday. He was King’s only child with her record producer ex-husband, Ian Alexander Sr.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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