The tragic deaths of son Regina King and son of Michael Madsen this week have sparked grief from the stars and their families.
Both Ian Alexander Jr and Hudson Madsen are believed to have died by suicide at the age of 26.
Their deaths have shed light on the children of celebrities and the battles they have faced throughout their lives in the public eye.
In fact, Rod Stewart’s eldest son Sean once called being the son of a rock star a “curse and hindrance”.
Alexander Jr – King’s only child with record producer Ian Alexander Sr. – passed away just three days after turning 26, a representative for King said on Saturday.
He had Share the haunting social media post told fans that “my health is in your hands.”
In a statement, the Oscar-winning actress King said: “Our family is devastated to the deepest extent by the loss of Ian.
“He is such a bright light who cares so much about the well-being of others. Our family is respectful during this private time. Thank you.”
Hudson Madsen was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the island of Oahu.
He is the godchild of the legendary movie director Quentin Tarantinoaccording to IMDb.
His father, Michael, 64, and Quentin, 58, are longtime collaborators who have worked together on such classics as Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol.1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2.
Hudson appears to have served in the US Army and posts pictures taken in Afghanistan on social media.
The family said in a statement to The Blast: “We are heartbroken and deeply saddened by Hudson’s passing. His memory and light will be missed by all who know and love. love him.”
Several other children born to famous faces have endured addictions, mental health battles and faced the law.
Sean Stewart – son of rocker Rod – has spoken openly about his battle with addiction.
Speaking in 2004, he told Evening Standard: “All the celebrity kids enjoy. It’s called the Rock ‘n’ Roll Royal Curse.
“We could join any Hollywood club we wanted from an early age and a lot of people wanted to be our friends just because of who our parents were.
“Other people want to live this life, but they don’t know it all. It’s tough growing up when your dad is one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll stars in the world.”
In October last year, Radar Online reported that Kelly Osbourne had “entered rehab” after she admitted to having relapsed into alcoholism after four years of binge drinking.
At the time, she wrote: “This is a little hard to say for me but I always promise you I will be honest with you about where I stand and what is going on on my road to recovery.
“I’ve relapsed, not proud of it but I’m back on track and I’m doing a podcast this week where I tell people what’s going on and what’s happened.”
She added that she was looking at things “one day at a time” and said she wanted to tell her fans the “truth” because she “never wanted to lie” to them.
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Kelly told fans: “I just wanted to let you know that I am sober today and tomorrow I will be more awake.
“But I really learned that it was only one day and I wanted to tell you the truth because I never wanted to lie to you.
“Thank you very much for your support and love and you will get a response from me soon.”
In addition to alcohol, Kelly previously admitted she would pass out every night from taking amphetamines, tranquilizers and marijuana.
During the relapse, the 36-year-old girl also admitted herself drink three bottles of champagne and 24 cans of beer per day.
Kelly has been quite open with her struggles, even touching them on one previous occasion Interview with Red Table Talkadmitted she also abused heroin.
The Kelly star shared that she was only 13 years old when she was injected with Vicodin, adding that “in the end it went very quickly from Vicodin to Percocet to heroin because it was cheaper.”
Kelly also revealed about going through a “stomach tube”. weight loss surgery to help her lose 85 pounds, and admits to being “proud” of the decision.
In 2007, Lionel Richie’s daughter, Nicole, pleaded guilty to drug driving.
She was sentenced to four days in prison following her 2003 DUI sentence.
December 11 stopped working for six weeks after it was revealed she checked herself into a treatment facility to deal with weight loss issues.
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/4533802/celebrity-children-death-regina-king-michael-madsen-son/ The children of the stars struggle with the limelight after the deaths of sons Regina King and Michael Madsen