Regina King receives support from Hollywood friends after her son Ian ...

Regina King receives support from Hollywood friends after her son Ian ...
Regina King receives support from Hollywood friends after her son Ian ...

Celebrities across Hollywood are sending their support and condolences to Regina King after her 26-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr died of suicide on Wednesday.

The tragic news prompted Janet Jackson, Octavia Spencer, Ireland Baldwin and more to pay tribute to the Oscar-winning actress' late child.

Upon hearing of Ian's unexpected passing, the Miss You Much singer, 55, shared a photo of the Los Angeles-based DJ and his mom sitting on the couch together.

Tragic: Celebrities across Hollywood are sending their support and condolences to Regina King after her 26-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr died of suicide on Wednesday

Tragic: Celebrities across Hollywood are sending their support and condolences to Regina King after her 26-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr died of suicide on Wednesday

'I’m so sorry to hear about Ian,' she captioned the photo. 'Please know that I am here for u @iamreginaking. Sending all my love, prayers and condolences.'

Similarly, Spencer sent 'prayers and condolences' to the Golden Globe winner. 

Baldwin opted to share a snap with him as he DJed a party as they stood next to each other smiling as she reflect on their first meeting.  

No words: Similarly, Octavia Spencer sent 'prayers and condolences' to the Golden Globe winner

No words: Similarly, Octavia Spencer sent 'prayers and condolences' to the Golden Globe winner

RIP: Ireland Baldwin opted to share a snap with him as he DJed a party as they stood next to each other smiling as she reflect on their first meeting

RIP: Ireland Baldwin opted to share a snap with him as he DJed a party as they stood next to each other smiling as she reflect on their first meeting

In memory: Emmy-winning host Loni Love tweeted: 'I met Ian at @sherrieshepherd ’s birthday bash.. he catered the event. Cooked and served all the food and it was delicious!!!! Such a sweet and talented young man… Rest In Peace'

In memory: Emmy-winning host Loni Love tweeted: 'I met Ian at @sherrieshepherd ’s birthday bash.. he catered the event. Cooked and served all the food and it was delicious!!!! Such a sweet and talented young man… Rest In Peace' 

'Had the pleasure of meeting Ian a couple of years ago... he was so kind. Rest in peace,' the model wrote on Instagram Story.  

Emmy-winning host Loni Love tweeted: 'I met Ian at @sherrieshepherd ’s birthday bash.. he catered the event. Cooked and served all the food and it was delicious!!!! 

'Such a sweet and talented young man… Rest In Peace.' 

'I am lifting and holding you up,' wrote Viola Davis, whom Regina directed for a W magazine cover. 'LOVE you @iamreginaking and I am so sorry.'

'LOVE you @iamreginaking and I am so sorry': 'I am lifting and holding you up,' wrote Viola Davis, whom Regina directed for a W magazine cover

'LOVE you @iamreginaking and I am so sorry': 'I am lifting and holding you up,' wrote Viola Davis, whom Regina directed for a W magazine cover

Devastating:  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais shared the news on Twitter, in addition to a message to King, saying her 'heart breaks' for her

Devastating:  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais shared the news on Twitter, in addition to a message to King, saying her 'heart breaks' for her

'Sending love light and prayers to Regina King and her family,' Rosanna Arquette tweeted on Saturday morning

'Sending love light and prayers to Regina King and her family,' Rosanna Arquette tweeted on Saturday morning

'Nothing but prayers tonight,' Jackée Harry tweeted

'Nothing but prayers tonight,' Jackée Harry tweeted 

Heartfelt: Frozen star Josh Gad tweeted: 'My love, my prayers, my thoughts, my everything to go out to Regina King and her family tonight. My heart breaks. Sending you nothing but light'

Heartfelt: Frozen star Josh Gad tweeted: 'My love, my prayers, my thoughts, my everything to go out to Regina King and her family tonight. My heart breaks. Sending you nothing but light'

Ian died on January 19, which was also his 26th birthday. No further details were released.

Five days prior, Ian took to Twitter writing: 'I don’t think instagram is healthy for me.' He also compared his mental state that of a seemingly distressed cartoon character.

'You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s**t…..yea that one really hits home. 

'Sending all of my love and condolences to Regina King. I pray that she's surrounded by love and healing energy,' Marc Lamont Hill wrote on Twitter

'Sending all of my love and condolences to Regina King. I pray that she's surrounded by love and healing energy,' Marc Lamont Hill wrote on Twitter

Major loss: Kid Cudi tweeted: 'My head hurts for Regina King and her family. God please watch over them'

Major loss: Kid Cudi tweeted: 'My head hurts for Regina King and her family. God please watch over them'

King's spokesman confirmed her son's death in a statement Saturday reading: '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. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time.'

Ian was an artist and DJ who performed under the stage name desduné. The musician had a show scheduled on Friday in Los Angeles and had promoted the performance on his Instagram account three days ago.

Five days before his death, Ian took to Twitter comparing his mental state to that of seemingly distressed cartoon character Spongebob Squarepant

Five days before his death, Ian took to Twitter comparing his mental state to that of seemingly distressed cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants

'Its been a minute but now we back at the jump off. Don’t you want to say you supported desduné before the blowup??' he wrote.

The 26-year-old was also a celebrity chef, telling

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