Kristoffer King, an actor who starred in several acclaimed movies by director Brillante Mendoza, has died, his guardian and close friends said Saturday.
The actor's death was confirmed by his guardian, Sunny King. "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 said. "May he rest in peace."
King, whose real name is Christopher Reyes, was best known for his films with Mendoza. Their professional association began in 2005 with "Masahista," and was followed by "Foster Child" and "Tirador."
He reunited with Mendoza and Coco Martin (who also starred in "Tirador") for 2008's "Serbis," the first Filipino movie to compete in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival since 1984.
He again worked with the two in 2012's "Captive."
Mendoza led the tributes for King, calling him his "best actor."
King also had roles in Mendoza's "Ma' Rosa," and in Martin's "Ang Probinsyano" in 2016.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear.