Regina King’s son, who reportedly took his own life earlier this week, said he was “losing his s--t” in his final posts to social media before his tragic passing.
According to Ian Alexander Jr.’s Twitter, the aspiring DJ claimed he was “losing his s--t” and felt like his brain was on fire just prior to allegedly taking his own life Wednesday.
“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,” Alexander Jr. tweeted just five days before his suicide.
“I don’t think Instagram is healthy for me,” the 51-year-old actress’ son also posted just prior to claiming he felt like he was losing it.
"Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian," King said in a statement confirming Alexander Jr.’s death. "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."
Besides his cryptic Twitter post, Alexander Jr. also posted to Instagram in the days leading up to his apparent suicide to promote an upcoming show he had scheduled for January 28 at Los Angeles’ Avalon Hollywood & Bardot.
“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 posted one day before his death, seemingly excited about his coming show.
Alexander Jr. also spoke out consistently prior to his passing expressing his love and appreciation for his mother, a sentiment King also reciprocated in interviews throughout the years.
"Happy birthday to my co, so extremely proud of you and inspired by your love, artistry, and gangsta! To be able to watch you take this lifetime by its neck and make it yours is something i will forever be grateful for,” he posted to Instagram just last year to honor King’s 50th birthday.
"But to have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for,” he continued, along with a tender photo of him and his mom. “To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable. The whole marvel universe ain't got s--- on you, your [sic] the real superhero! Love you mom! This day and everyday YO DAY!!"