Is it true? Cris A has passed away?

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  1. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 11 years ago

    For those of us who are friends with Cris A, there are posts on his facebook wall this morning that he has passed away. I'm in complete shock and find myself in an unexpected state of grief. If any of you have any other info regarding what has happened to him, hope you'll help fill in details.

    Cris is unusually gifted in so many ways. He will continue to be a light and a joy to so many of us.

    1. Ardie profile image73
      Ardieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I hope it's not true...I've been slowly dying all day.  I can't deal with not saying goodbye

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image85
      Stevennix2001posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      First Earnest and now Chris A?  Although I can't say that i've ever had the honor of meeting or talking to Chris A, I will say that it's a sad day for hubpages that we lost another great writer that meant so much to a lot of people.  I do send out my sincerest condolences to his family and closest friends.  May he rest in peace.

    3. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear of Cris A's passing. My sincere condolences to his family, and his fans, friends, and followers. Regards, snakeslane

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    oh my, how very sad. He was just writing again on HP and excited to be back.
    Please, is it really true? I wonder if he was not well? I recall a beautiful poem he recently wrote about wishing to die on a rainy day. … -rainy-day

    The last comment seems to confirm your very sad news. sad

    If it is truly true, I hope he went peacefully.  Love, light to a beautiful man.

    1. Cardisa profile image88
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I find tears in my eyes, I read the poem and it's so beautiful. If it's true I hope he got his beautiful wish.

  3. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 11 years ago

    Ohhh, no!  Really?  That is so sad... I didn't know him well, but am familiar with his extraordinary talent as a writer.  sad

  4. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 11 years ago

    Bless him, he was one of the first friends I made when I joined Hubpages 2 yrs ago I always looked forward to his comments.
    Oh I am crying this is such a shock sad

  5. Anamika S profile image72
    Anamika Sposted 11 years ago

    This is really sad. I have always loved his Poems. May God give his family the strength to bear the loss.

  6. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    My condolences to Chris-A's family and friends.  So sad to hear another hubber had died.  Rest in Peace, Chris-A!

  7. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 11 years ago

    I did not know him, but this is tragic news.

  8. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 11 years ago

    His friends in the Philippines are posting on FB that he passed away the morning of Jan 17th (today for those of us on this part of the planet). But still no cause of death. I'm having a rough time dealing with this news. We had talked about collaborating on a couple of projects together. But even still, what a loss to us all of his talent, his inspiration and joy; the love he gave us all.

  9. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    This is just awful news. I didn't know Cris A all that well, but he was on my FB friends list and always seemed a lovely chap when I saw his dealings on here. I am so shocked,he looks so young, and this is so soon after Ernesthub. How terribly terribly sad.

  10. goldentoad profile image61
    goldentoadposted 11 years ago

    I think I am officially trippin' out.

    1. Ardie profile image73
      Ardieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      luv u GT

    2. Sufidreamer profile image78
      Sufidreamerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Same here, GT - sinking a couple of Ouzos tonight to numb the feelings sad

      It is a tragic loss - Cris was a scholar and an artist, but most of all had a truly gentle soul.

  11. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 11 years ago

    This from his FB wall, posted by one of his friends:

    "It was due to diabetes. He died peacefully in front of his computer after his mom and sister left their house. He didn't bother to ask for help while he's experiencing an attack.

    According to his sisters, everything happened in an hour. His elder sister was surprised to see him sprawled on the floor and as soon as the elder sister contacted the mother and the other sister, the latter two rushed home and just saw an ambulance and then Cris' body covered with a white blanket."

    If you're one of his FB friends, here is the thread that it's in: … hare_reply

    I'm actually glad for the additional info, even though this is a tragic loss. As G'ma Merle posted on face book, the world will never be quite the same, now that he's gone.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      so terribly sad.. I still can't believe this is true.

      May his family somehow be comforted with their loss. Hopefully there may be some comfort knowing his life reached others throughout the world. Too sad for more words..

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    I recall having some interaction with him on the forums. It's so sad to lose another hubber.

  13. Haunty profile image77
    Hauntyposted 11 years ago

    For those who don't know him, Cris Advincula was a gifted poet and visual artist. His passion was to inspire greatness in others. He though he would be doing this via his facebook pages known as be inspired and world cinema but the truth is he did it by example and his own greatness of heart. I have cried since I learned about his passing 5 hours ago and I will forever remain indebted to him for his support and inspiration. Rest In Peace Cris A. You will be sorely missed.

  14. fortunerep profile image72
    fortunerepposted 11 years ago

    oh no, that is awful, wasnt he young?

  15. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 11 years ago

    For what it's worth, I'm glad I'm not alone in shedding all these tears of grief. We had some great exchanges of ideas and creativity, and he even did his magic in turning a photo of me into something I thought was quite great. He did that just because he wanted to. He did the same for several other friends, and did so many things for people without being asked, or offered anything in return.

  16. jimmythejock profile image86
    jimmythejockposted 11 years ago

    Chris you will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you on Hubpages, my heartfelt condolancies go out to you and your family at this sad time may you rest in peace and may your legacy live on forever in your honor.....jimmy

  17. G-Ma Johnson profile image60
    G-Ma Johnsonposted 11 years ago

    Cris...I have always heard "only the good die young"  but what will we ever do without your sweetness? your "Lurve you"'s, and your artwork, which will live on because no one can take that away.

        My Prayers to your grieving family, and you have a special spot in this opld ladies heart...I miss you already and tears just don't want to stop since I read this news on FaceBook early this (very snowy) morning...God Rest your soul...yikes( Hugs G-Ma Johnson

  18. Cassie Smith profile image59
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    I just went to Cris A's hubpages and various websites.  I didn't know him very well but his artistic soul revealed in words and pictures is amazing. I'm sorry that I didn't get the chance to know him.

  19. dipless profile image67
    diplessposted 11 years ago

    This is very very sad and a loss for his family, HP and all who knew him. My condolences go out to his family and friends in this tough time. Such a shame.

  20. KCC Big Country profile image82
    KCC Big Countryposted 11 years ago

    I'm in shock.  Cris was a friend to so many of us here. ya been buddy?  Been a long time!  I miss those days around HP.

  21. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 11 years ago

    Oh Cris...

    You were an inspiration to so many, and at the same time, the most humble and most sweet person I've ever met. You will be missed so very much...

    God Bless you...

    May all the tributes to you bring some small comfort to your family...

  22. ReuVera profile image82
    ReuVeraposted 11 years ago

    I refused to believe that it was true.... but evidently, it is....

    I din't know Cris that well, besides following his hubs and his Facebook posts. Though I seldom interacted with him, I felt him as a friend, even so that it was just on a Facebook. I was always looking for his videos and his pictures. He was a real artist and definitely a very gentle person.

    Can anyone here gather all the works that Cris made (his poems and pictures) in one book? In an e-book, maybe, or in a real book? Can we all together sponsor HIS book and make it published?

  23. Tom Cornett profile image83
    Tom Cornettposted 11 years ago

    Cris....for once, I am at a loss of words.  LYM

  24. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    I got this message from Cris's friend Karl on Facebook:

    "hi cindy, i'm one of cris' friends here in the phils. just came back from his wake.

    he died because of diabetes. his sugar level suddenly plunged. he died peacefully, in front of his computer. i guess he was still commenting on some of the entries in facebook.

    he passed away jan 17 here, around 10am, manila time. kindly share this to some of his friends too..."

    1. amurbach profile image59
      amurbachposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      They do awakes the same day??? Just wondering.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know the time differences, so it may be the next day. In some hot countries burials take place within 24 hours as a matter of course. This may be the case there too.

  25. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 11 years ago

    Peace Cris....such a sweet man you were...noticed you were back a few weeks you're gone

  26. A.I.D.Y profile image61
    A.I.D.Yposted 11 years ago

    I started posting to HubPages three years ago and Chris was one of the first fans/friends I made here. Over the years, he became a pinnacle of inspiration to me and many others without selfishness. I will dearly miss him. I truly loved Chris. I hoped to have met him one day. He was a soul inspiration to me, his words  were my soul's desire. Many times, Chris gifted to me, and everyone here and elsewhere, angels wings.

    Now, knowing we, I have lost you--I have traded in my wings, for the shadows once more.

    I miss you.
    Silently loved you.
    I remain forever in your debt.

    Goodbye, dearest Chris.

  27. Cheeky Girl profile image66
    Cheeky Girlposted 11 years ago

    I remember Cris as an amazing artist and a very talented writer. He will be sorely missed! RIP, dude!

  28. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 11 years ago

    I went to FB to find the info. But apparently it is all removed. I am in shock and disbelief. This cannot be true. They always go in 3's. This is to much to handle. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. So sad. sad

    1. TamCor profile image81
      TamCorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Julianna--His FB page is still up--is that what you were looking for?  It's in his full name, instead of Cris A. -- Cris's the link to it:

  29. Jlbowden profile image85
    Jlbowdenposted 11 years ago

    I also did not personally know chris, but by looking over his poetry and other work, on his page. There was no doubt in my mind, that he was a very talented writer. And my condolences also go out to his family as well. There are so many of us who write here on this platform, that it is hard to become acquainted with everyone. Wouldn't it be nice; to get together at one central location in the future, where we all could gather for a week, as one big writing family and share our ideas and other attributes with one another. We in turn could get to know the real people behind the profile pictures,much better. So when an unexpected trajedy like this does happen. We can at least say we knew this talented individual. Who knows maybe someday this may happen.


  30. emievil profile image68
    emievilposted 11 years ago

    I am in shock. The last time I talked to Cris in FB was last Dec. 23, when I asked him if he could do something for me. Little did I know that he would be taken from us less than a month after that.

    He was a very dear hubber, one of the best. A cool guy, always willing to lend a hand (or a kind comment), very talented and very, very special.

    Goodbye Cris! Rest in peace schoolmate.

  31. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    I only spoke with Cris a couple of times. My condolences to HubPages community and to his family.

  32. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 11 years ago

    He was a sweet, kind soul, and a talented artist. But mainly he was just a nice, thoughtful person. He paid attention to things, watched details, and took the time in his day to make small acts of kindness just because he could. We should all be so thoughtful.

  33. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 11 years ago

    I didn't know Cris. And somehow missed any of his Hubs until now. It's sad that it takes such a thing as a Hubber passing, to discover another great writer. I just read "I want to die on a rainy day" before commenting here. Cris wrote that great heartfelt poem just two weeks ago. He obviously must have known. My deepest sympathies and my condolences go out to his family. Cris will be missed.

    1. Joy56 profile image69
      Joy56posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      He actually wrote it long ago, he removed his work from hub pages, some time ago, as it could not be published in two places, but he was coming back to us.

  34. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 11 years ago

    Cris, you are sorely missed.  When I saw you come back last month, I was elated.  Now, my heart is heavy with sadness.  sad  Will miss you!!

  35. pinkdaisy profile image59
    pinkdaisyposted 11 years ago

    Very sad news sad

  36. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 11 years ago

    It is true. Tam cor created a tribute thread to . I am still in disbelief. sad

  37. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 11 years ago

    This is shockingly sad news.  sad

  38. Jlbowden profile image85
    Jlbowdenposted 11 years ago

    I consider myself to be far from a great writer. But I do wish I had some of the special talents Chris had, in composing such beautiful poetry. And I am also one, that could also learn so much; from how he brought words together through poems.


  39. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 11 years ago

    I've shed tears today for Cris Advincula.  He was a treasure who gave random acts of kindness for the sheer pleasure of giving.  And of course in return he received the gasping breaths laced with gratitude; I know it made him smile.

    To Cris: you made me smile many times, from your gifts of artwork, your testimonial to me as a hubber under the guise of practicing your Publisher skills, your encouraging comments when I first dared to publish poetry, and of course your own poetry which proves beyond doubt your artistry in words.

    Sending you love on your great journey.

  40. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 11 years ago

    A great light has gone out.

    I've been on his Facebook and after reading everything I could find, it all points to the same thing sad I'm still in disbelief.  I hope that you are finally at peace.

    I'm going to miss you Cris.  You are a true friend.

  41. Enelle Lamb profile image78
    Enelle Lambposted 11 years ago

    I am saddened by your passing my friend, but I know that wherever you now reside, your words will add illumination and beauty to all those who read them.
    Rest in Peace

  42. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 11 years ago

    I am distraught over Chris's death form diabetes and see that my friends right in my own town that have the condition do not take care of themselves. When will that end, I ask. I hate the condition diabetes.

  43. Jlbowden profile image85
    Jlbowdenposted 11 years ago

    I have to tend to agree with patty here. Working within the pharma industry, I see a lot of people in the doctor's offices with Diabetes,as well as other debilitating conditions. Someday medical science will find a cure for all of these terrible illnesses. And when they do, we will hopefully be able to spend many more years in good company, with people like Chris. But in the meantime individuals still need to take care of themselves, with proper dieting methods etc...And also be made more educated about their conditons from healthcare experts. Even though Rx Drugs help many, they are not the whole solution to the problem either.


  44. profile image0
    Vincent Mooreposted 11 years ago

    Cris A. I know of your great talent, you and I shared a number of times and had respect for each others scribes. I always saw you as a loving, caring man and believe me when I say this from one poet to another. Your gifts will go with you to the other side and your legacy will be what you left us all here in the beautiful hubs you penned.

    My fellow scribe RIP and may the angels on the left and right side of you gather you in their wings and forever bring you closer to love. Remember this my scribe you are on a continual journey and many will find you as we did here. You were a blessing to so many.

  45. Joy56 profile image69
    Joy56posted 11 years ago

    Rest In Peace, my friend, my inspiration.,

  46. jcales profile image56
    jcalesposted 11 years ago

    That is too bad. I hope everyone in his family finds peace in his transition.

  47. Artisan Walker profile image61
    Artisan Walkerposted 10 years ago

    Cris and I never met, but we had become friends, first here on HP, then on Facebook.  We supported each other when when each went through tragedy, one after the other.  We shared a love of good coffee and cigarettes, and we each had a smart-ass sense of humor.  I liked him very much.  I will miss him forever.  A shining star has gone out much too early.

    Via con dios, my dear friend.

    1. Joy56 profile image69
      Joy56posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It was Cris' conversations with you, that made me realise what a wonderful wonderful man he was..... He was always so encouraging......  I think of you often, and glad to see your post..... hugs Brenda Scully.

  48. Artisan Walker profile image61
    Artisan Walkerposted 10 years ago

    Thank you. He was.  he was supportive of everyone, and I was always sure to be encouraging of his incredible talent, but I don't think he realized what a good artist he was.

  49. Joy56 profile image69
    Joy56posted 10 years ago

    I do not know about that, he was just very humble.  Maybe if he had been born in a different part of the world, where his abilities, would have given him a lot more money he would not have been the Cris we know.

    Did you read his work about the time they had the floods, it is  not on hub pages, it is on his other site......  It cannot have done anyone's health any good at all

    Although we feel he gave us so much, it must have been inspirational for him in some way to reach out to us.....  You and I and lots like us, were living muses for him......  I did read all your work, a few years ago, you used to publish every morning, I was a stalker of Cris' I knew if he took me to someone's work it was definately worth reading. 

    I too felt numb when i found out, and cried a lot.  I usually cannot cry, so in some we even did my health good......

    Stay in touch...... and the pain does get easier.   I feel united with some beautiful people he led me to.  We all have one thing in common, we followed the same bright star.....


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