Ian Alexander Jr., Musician and Chef, is dead at 26

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Ian Alexander Jr., the son of actor and director Regina King, has died by suicide, King’s representative CNN confirms.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” the actress said in a statement to People.

“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 Jr. was a deejay and artist who went by the name Desduné. He was also a famous chef according to FlauntIt even made a cameo appearance in “One Night in Miami,”The King gave the order.

In 2021, he released a single titled “Work it Out”And had just released a new song, “The Other One” on January 7. “Green Eyes.”

King was the only child of Ian. King’s ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr. is Ian Alexander Sr., a producer of records.

Three days ago, Ian’s last post on Instagram was him announcing that he would be performing at Breaking Sound Los Angeles later this month.

“Its been a minute but now we back at the jump of,” he wrote. “Don’t you want to say you supported desduné before the blowup??”

King and her son shared a close bond. He was by her side on many red carpets, they had matching tattoos that said  “unconditional love” in Aramaic, and he was open about how much he admired her.

“Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta,”Last year, he told her this on her birthday.

“To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something i will forever be grateful for. But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for,”He added. “To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable.”

King also had nothing but love and admiration for her son and once told People that her son was her biggest source of pride.

“You don’t know what unconditional love is,”She spoke. “You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. When you experience it, it’s the most fulfilling [thing] ever.”

Alexander Jr. was 26.

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, if you or someone you care about is experiencing suicidal thoughts. This line is available 24 hours a days, seven days per week. The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME (741741)