Vivica A. Fox Says Regina King Is "Surrounded By Love" Following Son's Suicide (Video)

Vivica A. Fox Says Regina King Is “Surrounded By Love” Following Son’s Suicide (Video)

On Monday, veteran actress and talk show host Vivica A. Fox shared a message from Regina King following the death of her son Ian Alexander Jr.

During Fox Soul’s Cocktails With Queens, Vivica became very emotional expressing her thoughts surrounding her friend’s great loss. Vivica also went on to share details from her visit with Regina.


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“I was with Regina last night and she’s OK,” Vivica stated. “I was able to hug her… I just had to go see my friend, my sister. On the way there I had to call and ask people, ‘What do you say? I’m scared. I don’t want to say something wrong.'”

Vivica also stated Regina was “strong” during this time, and shared a message from Regina herself.

“She said to tell everybody that she’s gotten ya’ll’s texts. The outpouring of love for her, her family, her son, she appreciates it,” Vivica expressed. “She’s surrounded by so much love, y’all. That was the beautiful thing, that when I got there, our community is right there for her. If you never, ever thought that the African American actresses, actors and talent supports and loves each other, I saw it last night.”

Vivica took the time to speak to viewers about having empathy and helping others in need.

“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 you see any signs, any signs of someone being in distress, or if somebody reaches out to you that’s just not having a good day, stop, take a moment to make sure that they’re OK,” she said.

Vivica continued, “If you see someone in distress, check on them. Check on ’em. We’ve got people every day — I’ve never thought about suicide in our community and how so many people are taking their own lives that don’t want to be here… But it’s been eye-opening for me. It really has been. And I’ve been trying to be strong, ‘ooh girl, please don’t shed no tears today.’ But my tears are that I know my friend is OK, y’all. She really is. We’re going to get through this, but we definitely have to start bringing more awareness to mental illness.”

Please continue to keep Regina King and family in your prayers.


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