MANILA, Philippines – Independent actor Kristofer King, best known for his roles in acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza's movies, died on Saturday, February 23.
The news of the actor's death was confirmed by his guardian Sunny King, who said: "It is with deep sadness that I share with you, our actor and friend, Kristoffer King has passed away at 8:45 p.m. today."
Sunny did not indicate the cause of Kristofer's death but entertainment website Pep reported that Kristofer, who is diabetic, was rushed to the hospital after his heart beat stopped.
Christopher Reyes in real life, Kristofer appeared in Masahista, Foster Child, and Tirador. He was also in the movie Captive in 2012 and even appeared in the long-running TV show FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, which stars his good friend Coco Martin.
Brillante posted a short tribute to Kristofer on his Facebook.
"You will always be my best actor. I will miss you King," he said.
Director Adolfo Alix Jr also posted a message to pay tribute to the actor.