Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has died, according to statements from his family and the King Center.

The King Center confirmed in a statement the 62-year-old civil rights activist died Monday after a battle with prostate cancer. The third child of Dr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King was married to Leah Weber King since 2013.

Weber King said in a statement from the King Center, “He transitioned peacefully in his sleep at home with me in Malibu.” She added, “He gave it everything and battled this terrible disease until the end. As with all the challenges in his life, he faced this hurdle with bravery and might.”

King’s older brother Martin Luther King III said in a statement, “I am deeply saddened to share that my brother, Dexter Scott King, has passed away. The sudden shock is devastating. It is hard to have the right words at a moment like this. Please keep the entire King family in your prayers, and in particular Dexter’s wife, Leah Weber.”

This Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 file photo shows Rev. Bernice King, left to right, Dexter King, Martin Luther King III and Yolanda King as they watch as the casket of their mother, Coretta Scott King, is brought up the steps of the Capitol to lie in honour in the Rotunda in Atlanta.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said he was “heartbroken to hear that Dexter King left us this morning, but I was comforted by the knowledge he is reunited with his parents and sister.”

Dexter’s mother, Coretta Scott King, died in 2006. His sister Yolanda Denise King died in 2007. A graduate of Morehouse College, King worked as chairman of The King Center and president of the King Estate, according to King Center representatives.

Dexter King had no children.

King was just seven years old when his father was assassinated. He told CNN he had been watching TV with his older brother when a news flash interrupted, announcing his father had been shot in Memphis. “It was a very chaotic and traumatic period,” he said.

He previously told CNN bearing his revolutionary father’s name could be both a blessing and a curse. King’s career has intertwined with his father’s legacy, cowriting a book, “Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir,” and even acting as his father in a 2002 film, “The Rosa Parks Story.”

*This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is provided.