Many celebrities and entertainment fans are sending condolences and rallying behind Academy Award-winning actress Regina King, following the loss of her son Ian Alexander, Jr. He died by suicide just days after his 26th birthday.

King said “our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” in a statement to People. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others.”

The actress also asked for “respectful consideration during this private time.”

The thoughts and prayers of the TV One family are with Regina and Ian Jr.’s family and loved ones.

1. 2001 – Regina King, Ian Alexander Jr. and Ian Alexander at the Down to Earth premiere.

2. 2003 – The duo at the HBO “Luxury Lounge” at the 55th Annual Emmy Awards

3. 2005 – The duo at the Teen Choice Awards

4. 2007 – The duo at Playstation(r) Parlor Hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment America in Las Vegas

5. 2010 – The duo attends the 25th Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles

6. 2011 – The duo arrives at the 18th Annual Race To Erase MS Event in Century City

7. 2012 – The duo attends the Xbox NBA Baller Beats VMA Afterparty Presented By Velodyne in Los Angeles

8. 2013 – The duo attends a Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center

9. 2014 – The duo attends the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One in Pasadena

10. 2017 – The duo attends the Childhelp Hosts An Evening Celebrating Hollywood Heroes at Riviera 31 in Beverly Hills

11. 2019 – The duo at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

12. 2021 – The duo, along with Gloria King and Thomas King, pose after Regina’s Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood