Regina King has shared a transferring tribute to her son, Ian Alexander Jr., who died one yr in the past at age 26.
The Oscar-winning actor posted a touching notice on Instagram Friday in honor of Alexander’s Jan. 19 birthday.
“January 19th is Ian’s Worthday. As we still process his physical absence, we celebrate his presence,” she wrote. “We are all in different places on the planet…so is Ian. His spirit is the thread that connects us.”
King shared a video that confirmed an orange sky lantern floating within the sky. She famous within the submit’s caption that orange was her son’s favourite colour.
“Of course, orange is your favorite color…It’s the fire and the calm,” she wrote. “I see you in everything I [breathe]. My absolute favorite thing about myself is being ….Regina the mother of Ian the GodKing.”
She continued: “Continue to shine bright, my guiding light.”
King’s submit on Friday marked her first Instagram submit since Alexander’s loss of life.
A spokesperson for King introduced Alexander’s loss of life in January 2022.
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a household assertion despatched to The Associated Press learn. “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.”
The spokesperson confirmed on the time that Alexander died by suicide, the AP reported.
Alexander was King’s solely youngster along with her ex-husband, Ian Alexander Sr. The youthful Alexander usually accompanied King to award exhibits and red-carpet occasions.
During her 2019 Golden Globes acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” King gave a particular shout-out to Alexander, who was seated within the viewers.
She spoke on to Barry Jenkins within the viewers: “Thank you for giving us a film that my son said to me when he saw it that it was the first time he really saw himself.”