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Ian Alexander Jr., Only Child of Regina King, Dies At Age 26

Regina King arrives at a special screening of "The Harder They Fall" on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Shrine in Los Angeles.  Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died.  The death was confirmed Saturday, Jan. 22,2022 in a family statement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Regina King arrives at a special screening of "The Harder They Fall" on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Shrine in Los Angeles. Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. The death was confirmed Saturday, Jan. 22,2022 in a family statement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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New York (AP) -- Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said. “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.”