Ian Alexander Jr., who turned 26 on Wednesday, took his own life, King confirmed to People magazine.
“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” King said in a statement to People. “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. Thank you.”
King’s son worked as a disc jockey. His father, Ian Alexander Sr., is a record producer and King’s ex-husband, according to People. The couple had separated in 2007 and King raised her son as a single parent, the report said.