Regina King recently honored her late son, Ian Alexander Jr., and took to social media to commemorate the occasion.
Regina King Honors Ian Alexander Jr.’s Memory: ‘My Guiding Light’
On Thursday the southland The actress uploaded a video of a sky lantern being sent into the sunset and she noted the occasion was “Ians Worthday”.
After Urban Dictionary, a “value day” is defined as “an alternative to the traditionally celebrated birthday, in which the basis of celebration is instead derived from the anniversary of one’s greatest lifetime achievement”. However, the occasion also marked his 27th birthday.
In her post, Regina noted, “While we’re still processing his physical absence, we celebrate his presence.”
“January 19th is Ians Worthday. While we’re still processing his physical absence, we celebrate his presence. We’re all in different places on the planet…so is Ian. His spirit is the thread that connects us. Of course, orange is your favorite color…it’s the fire and the calm.”
After saying she “sees Ian in everything [she breathes]’ Regina declared warmly, ‘My absolute favorite thing about me is… Regina, the mother of Ian the God-King.’ She also pleaded with her son’s spirit to ‘continue to shine brightly’ before calling him her ‘guiding light’.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that this sentiment was also reflected in the matching tattoos that Regina and Ian had. After People, the tatts read “unconditional love” in Aramaic. Ian’s tattoo was on his shoulder while Regina has hers on her arm.
Ian Alexander Jr. died by suicide shortly after his 26th birthday
While January 19th is the day Ian Alexander Jr. came into this world, the anniversary of his death falls right after it.
It was already announced on January 21, 2022 that the newly minted 26-year-old had died by suicide The shadow room previously reported.
In response to the tragedy, various celebrities took to social media to express their condolences, including Loni Love, Garcelle Beauvais and Jackée Harry.
I met Ian at @sherryshepherd‘s birthday party.. he hosted the event. Cooked and served the food and it was delicious! ! ! ! Such a sweet and talented young man…rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/XcE9vPZkDq
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 22, 2022
my heart breaks for you @ReginaKing Ian was sweet and kind
— Garcelle Beauvais (@GarcelleB) January 22, 2022
Nothing but prayers tonight 🙏🏾
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) January 22, 2022
At the time, Jackée made further comments about it People and said she’s focused on trying to “circle in [Regina] with much love.”
“Like everyone else, I am completely stunned and overcome with sadness. The only peace I can find in it is knowing that Regina has a strong group of family and friends to support her. We can do that for them – surround them with lots of love.”
We send our love and prayers to Regina King, Ian Alexander Sr. and everyone else affected by the loss.
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