Vivica A. Fox Shares A Message From Her Grieving Friend Regina King

Actress Regina King is currently mourning the loss of her son Ian Alexander Jr. The Oscar-winner released a statement confirming her son's death (via People Magazine). "Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian," King said in her statement. "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."

Alexander was King's only child, whom she shared with her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. The Los Angeles County Coroner officially ruled Alexander's death a suicide. His death came just days after he celebrated his 26th birthday. Alexander was a DJ, who followed in the footsteps of his father by breaking into the music business. Although King has enjoyed a very successful career, she previously said that her son is what she was the most proud of. "You don't know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don't have a child, you don't know what that is," King said of her son in 2007. "When you experience it, it's the most fulfilling [thing] ever."

This week, King's close friend and fellow actress, Vivica A. Fox, gave fans an update about how she's doing following her son's tragic death.

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Vivica A. Fox shared an update on Regina King

Per Page Six, Vivica A. Fox appeared on "Cocktails with Queens" and spoke out about her beloved friend Regina King. Fox called King her "friend and sister" as she revealed how she's doing following her son Ian Alexander Jr.'s heartbreaking death.

"I was with Regina last night. She's okay," Fox tearfully said. "More than anything else, I'm glad I got to hug her and look in her eyes. This has been absolutely one of the longest weekends that I've ever had in my life. It's like I can't stop crying." Meanwhile, the "Independence Day" star revealed that King wanted her fans to know that she's "surrounded by so much love" at the moment. "She said to tell everybody that she's gotten y'all texts. The outpouring of love for her, her family and her son ... she appreciates it."

Fox also shared an impassioned plea about mental health, adding, "I just pray that what we do more than anything else for our sons, for our children ... COVID and everything has got everybody in a dark spot, in a dark place. If y'all see any signs of someone being in distress or if somebody reaches out to you that is maybe not having a good day ... stop, take a moment, make sure they are okay."