Regina King's son, musician Ian Alexander Jr., dead at 26

Actor and director Regina King's son, Ian Alexander Jr., pictured here, at the 2019 American Music Awards. has died by suicide (Kevin Mazur/AMA2019/Getty Images/CNN) Actor and director Regina King's son, Ian Alexander Jr., pictured here, at the 2019 American Music Awards. has died by suicide (Kevin Mazur/AMA2019/Getty Images/CNN)

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