Actress Regina King’s only son Ian Alexander Jr has died at the age of 26. This article covers information on his cause of death, job, girlfriend, dad, and other information.
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Ian Alexander Jr Cause Of Death
Ian Alexander Jr., son of actress Regina King has tragically passed away at the age of 26 according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the statement obtained by the source, Regina shared, “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian.”
She added further, “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.”
According to People, Ian Alexnader Jr’s cause of death was suicide.
The actress was very close with her son. Back in 2017, they interviewed on “The View” where they showed off their matching tattoos. The mother-son duo was taking Kabbalah classes at the time. “He said, let’s choose three [designs] each and not tell each other which ones they are and whichever one is matching, that’s the one we’re going to get tattooed — and we both chose unconditional love.”
A week before his untimely death, Regina took to her Instagram where she asked for support for her son’s new track, “Green Eyes” while sharing a short clip. Whereas, her son paid tribute to her mother on his Instagram and captioned the post, “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.”
Ian always spoke highly of her mother. In Golden Globes 2019, Ian told E!, “She’s just a super mom.”
He added, “She doesn’t let bad workdays or anything come back and ruin the time that we have, so it’s awesome to have a mother that … I can enjoy spending time with and all that”.
Did Ian Alexander Jr Have A Girlfriend?
Ian Alexander Jr. appeared single at the time of his death. He was scarcely active on his social media platforms and none of them hinted at him being in a relationship. Back in 2021, he was seen getting cozy with one lady named Nicole; however, the nature of their relationship was unconfirmed. In July 2021, he also appeared with another girl named Linda at a party.
Furthermore, they all could just be friends and nothing more. So, based on the lack of proper confirmation of relationships, we could assume that he recently when passed away.
Ian Alexander Jr Dad
Actress Regina King had her son Ian Alexnader Jr. with her ex-partner Ian Alexander Sr. Ian’s dad was the former vice-president of Warner Bros. His father was reportedly born in Canada. He reportedly tied the knots with his mother in 1997. But, eventually got divorced in 2007.
However, after the separation, Regina raised her son as a single mother. But, she revealed in the book, “He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers,” that she had worked hard to rebuild a friendship with her ex-husband Ian for the sake of her son.
In the essay, the actress wrote, “Ian’s in college now. And I know how much he appreciates us for making the effort because he remembers when things were not so good. I’m just glad that we all made it to the other side. We’ve redefined what it means to be a family, our family, and we’re all better for it.”
Also, in an interview with Corriente Latina, Regina touched on the subject of what it is like to raise a black child in America. She had shared, “Being a mother myself, and the mother of a black young man, there are certain fears you have that are unique to having a black child in America”.
More about Ian’s father, he also worked at Qwest Records. He also dabbled into acting and appeared on shows such as “Masters of Horror”, “Animal Miracles,” and the sitcom “The Chris Isaak Show.”
Ian talked about his father with ‘Flaunt’, “I listened to about everything, my mom and dad were big music people. My dad was a tour manager for A Tribe Called Quest.”
Ian Alexander Jr Job
Ian Alexander Jr. was a music artist. He was earning himself name as “desdune”. He was a singer and music producer who was building his career in LA.
The singer-songwriter got his start DJing around the city when he was in 8th grade, creating his sound and breaking down the barriers of musical genres as a whole. He played at DJing house, funk house, new disco type house, afro. This helped set him apart from other DJs trying to build their careers.
Ian shared about an up come-up, “Especially being a Black man in LA, you’ll get a lot of people trying to scratch. Very hip-hop influenced, but mine was definitely from that Paradise Garage type feeling, Big Larry Devan fan, David Mancuso fan.”
He added more, “When I was DJing, I wanted to create events and different parties like that. In high school around my senior year, I started doing that with a group of cats, creating some art events that were a mix of fine art, a little bit of food, then DJing and music. So my musical influences jumped around, how I wanted to portray my musicality. You’ll hear that in this EP and the single coming up. You’re not going to be able to put one genre to what I do, it’ll always be evolving.”
The debut single acted as an introduction to the genre-blurring singer’s upcoming four-part project “clementine”. Desduné first discovered rock, listening to the greats from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Led Zeppelin. Soon after, he’d find himself immersed in hip-hop, listening to the likes of Biggie and A Tribe Called Quest.
Ian had shared that the project holds the promise of an unrestricted exploration of genres and four tracks featuring crossovers and musical fusion galore. In 2016, he was named by Wonderland Magazine the “Top 10 producers To Watch” 2016.
Before making his debut into the music industry, Ian had worked as a celebrity chef by day and DJ. The young talent has an impressive resume that proves his potential is endless. Beyond the music, he paints and aims to get more into acting, boasting a standout cameo in the film “One Night in Miami”.
About his gig as a chef, Ian worked for a private client cooking dinner (apricot-glazed salmon, olive herb rice, and carrot reduction) with the hope of opening a restaurant within three years.
Was Ian Alexander Jr On Instagram?
Did Ian Alexander Jr Have Any Siblings?
Ian Jr was the only child born to his parents Regina King and Ian Sr.
How Tall Was Ian Alexander Jr?
Ian Alexander Jr. stood tall to the height of over 5 feet 9 inches.