Ian Alexander Jr., a Los Angeles-based DJ and the son of actress and director Regina King, has committed suicide, according to multiple reports.
Alexander Jr. had just turned 26 on Wednesday. Further details about his death were not available.
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others,” King said in a statement provided to reporters. “Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you.”
Alexander was the son of King, 51, and record producer Ian Alexander Sr., who were married from 1997 to 2007.
According to Alexander’s Instagram page, he performed under the name “DesdunÃ©.” His single “Green Eyes” was released on Jan. 7, and he had performances scheduled in Los Angeles later this month.
He also appeared in “One Night in Miami,” the 2020 film directed by his mother.