Regina King Shares That Her Son Ian Alexander Has Passed Away By Suicide: Report

The public is rallying support for Regina King after the devastating news about her son’s death was revealed. The award-winning actress is one of the most respected and positive entertainers in the industry, and fans, as well as friends, have taken to social media to send love and kind words her way. Multiple outlets have reported on this tragedy, but it was confirmed that King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr., committed suicide.

To add to the shock, Ian celebrated his 26th birthday this past Wednesday. King issued a statement to PEOPLE about her son’s passing.