GMA-7 actor Jason Abalos pays tribute to the late Kristofer King in the March 9 episode of Wish Ko Lang.
"Para sa akin, isang malaking karangalan na isabuhay ang kanyang buhay dahil ang hirap na ganung kalagayan. Siya nakagawa siya ng paraan para mataguyod ang pamilya niya," said Jason about the actor who passed away on February 23, 2019.
Like the characters he portrayed in films and TV shows, Kristofer’s life behind the camera was colorful. Many were shocked when the actor passed away at the age of 36, leaving behind him five children.
At 17, Kristoffer became a father, prompting him to stop schooling to raise his family. He worked as a back-up dancer until he was offered to be a macho dancer. Dancing on stage became his world.
It seemed fate was really testing him. Kristofer found out that his first born had a condition called Hunter Syndrome, affecting the growth of the child. To make matters worse, two of his five kids turned out to have this condition.
Realizing that his earnings were not enough to support his family, Kristofer looked for other sources of income. He tried his luck at showbiz as an extra, not minding the steamy scenes he had to act out.
Slowly, Kristofer was noticed in the indie or independent films scene. He got the nod of some of the veteran directors and eventually was recognized as Best Actor for a role and earned more awards.
But it seems Kristofer’s life on earth is short. The actor apparently had diabetes. But because he wanted to provide for his family first and given his financial problems, he was not able to properly address his condition.
Ina Feleo is cast as the wife of Kristofer King in Wish Ko Lang, which is hosted by Vicky Morales.