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Indie actor Kristoffer King dies at 36

An independent but award-winning actor Kristoffer King died on Saturday evening, February 23 at the Adventist Medical Center in Pasay City, where he was rushed after his heart stopped from beating for five minutes.

However, a few minutes later, the actor expired and was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m. at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the aforementioned hospital.

Though King is believed to be diabetic, the cause of his death is still not clear.

The 36-year-old actor was last seen in Kapuso shows ‘The StepDaughters,’ ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ and ‘Tadhana.’ He also appeared with Coco Martin in Kapamilya‘s longest-running action-drama series ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.’

King and Martin were together in Brillante Mendoza’s films like ‘Masahista’ (2005), and the two got reunited in another Mendoza film ‘Serbis‘ (2008), the first film of the director to compete in Cannes Film Festival. The two actors also co-starred in the director’s Captive (2012).

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Other films to which King appeared in were ‘Beauty and the Bestie,’ ‘Dyamper,’ ‘Foster Child,’ ‘Maratabat,’ ‘Ma’Rosa,’ and ‘Tirador.’

He won Best Actor for Dexter Macaraeg‘s short film Balitok in the NYC Indie Film Awards in 2016. He was also Best Supporting Actor for the MMFF New Wave Awards in 2014, Best Actor for the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival for the film Oros in In 2012.

His life was featured on ‘Magpakailanman‘s’ Bayarang Adonis: The Kristofer King Story in 2013. He has a son named Bukne, who has Hunter’s Syndrome.

King was born on May 22, 1982 and his real name is Christopher Reyes.


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