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).
Showbiz Industry pays tribute
RIP kristoffer king, whose best known role was the video pirate who spilled the tomatoes. for years i was rooting for him to win against derek ramsay https://t.co/wK1zMKjpZc
— jade francis castro (@castrojade) February 23, 2019
SI MAGDALOLA AT ANG MGA GAGO by @jedikatanya starring Pewee O'Hara,Rhen Escano,Kristoffer King &Ricky Davao. On @cinema_one on Wed night 11pm (July 18). Drug-dealing goons mistakenly disturb the peaceful lives of an old woman and her grandchild in a remote town in the mountains. pic.twitter.com/e5lWBSTDV8
— Ronald Arguelles (@IamLavinia) July 16, 2018
Paalam, Kristoffer King. 💔 https://t.co/iOkhaL6TId
— WhiteSand_PartyBoy (@alwynzky) February 24, 2019
A LOSS FOR PHILIPPINE CINEMA
Kristoffer King has passed away at 8:45 PM yesterday. The death of the indie film actor was confirmed by his guardian Sunny King. https://t.co/SnEVqHWIHM offers its sincerest condolences.
Photo from ABS-CBN News pic.twitter.com/aRQ5NPgGBg
— StarStudioPH (@StarStudioPH) February 24, 2019
Dear Philippines, you lost one of your best actors today. Kristoffer King is the rare kind of actor that had natural intuition and an ever evolving skill. He is most famous as the pirate in the anti-piracy ad, and even there, you’d see an innate intelligence in his performance.
— Oggs Cruz (@oggsmoggs) February 24, 2019
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.