Comedy King Dolphy died early tonight, July 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM at the Makati Medical Center. Rodolfo Vera Quizon in real life, Dolphy is an institution in Philippine showbiz and an inspiration to Filipinos.
In a report by ABS-CBN news, it was Dolphy's partner, Zsa Zsa Padilla who confirmed that Dolphy had passed away. Dolphy died due to multiple organ failure, secondary to complications brought about by severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute renal failure.
Celebrities showed their love and respect for the comedy king in the microblogging site Twitter.
Luis Manzano @luckymanzanoRIP Sir Dolphy
Izadora Calzado @MissIzaCalzadoSending Love and Light to the soul of the King of Comedy, Dolphy. Rest in Peace. Praying for strength for @zsazsapadilla @ziaquizon & family
jose marie viceral @vicegandakoLord we thank you for giving us THE DOLPHY who unselfishly and passionately dedicated his whole life to make this world happy. Amen.
Kris Aquino @aquinokristinaZsazsa text me 8:50 PM to state simply "he just passed away". Prayers & love for the Quizons, respect & gratitude for our King of Comedy.
Candy Pangilinan @candypangilinanThank you tito dolphy. Thank you. Rest in peace with Our Father.
marietta subong @pokwang27Dolphy has been a Kapamilya for more than 40 years and in honor of him, ABS-CBN named its Studio 1 as the Dolphy Theatre. Below is ABS-CBN's statement on Dolphy's death.
I love you Tatay Dolphy! Salamat sa pagkakataong nakasama kita :) lagi kang laman ng aking dasal ikaw lang ang nag iisang Dolphy.
ABS-CBN mourns the passing of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr., known to all as "Dolphy", the one and only King of Filipino Comedy.
Remembered as John Puruntong, Kevin Cosme and Pidol among many other names, he remains the symbol of every Juan de la Cruz who loves his children and can make light of life's trials.
From being a peanut and "butong pakwan" vendor in a movie house to becoming one of the country's biggest stars, many knew that Dolphy stayed humble and approachable. That is why his life, not just his roles, has been an inspiration to millions.
Dolphy's first starring tv role was in Buhay Artista produced by ABS-CBN in the 1960s. He became a close and true friend of ABS-CBN's Chairman Emeritus Eugenio "Geny" Lopez Jr. He would later on become a Kapamilya for more than 40 years.
Today, everyone at ABS-CBN joins his family and the whole nation in remembering his great life and career. Most of his works were huge box office successes, many were award-winning and all are now immortal in the hearts of Filipinos.
We will miss "Tito Dolphy", an idol, a friend, and already a legend even while he lived.
RIP Mang Dolphy. We will miss you...
Salamat po sa komedya.
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