11 July 2012

Dolphy Passed Away

The Philippine King of Comedy, Dolphy, just passed away last night (Tuesday) at 8:34 P.M., at the Makati Medical Center (MMC).

The passing of Dolphy, whose real name Rodolfo Quizon Sr., ended one of the longest and most colorful lives and careers in Philippine show business history. He was 83 and about to turn 84 on July 25.

His son, Eric Quizon, released the following statement:
"My father Dolphy left at 8:34 P.M. (following) a cardiac arrest.

He lived a full life. He's at rest. He's at peace. He knew as he was going how much the country loved him. He knew how everyone was praying for him. And if he could, he would have stayed just so he could thank you personally.

But where his spirit was strong, his body had so weakened. He had to go.

On behalf of my brothers and sisters, on behalf of everyone who loved him, on behalf of Zsa Zsa, my brother, Ronnie, my sister Dona, my sister Kit, we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Pray for his eternal repose and in his honor, please smile at the person standing next to you.

Heaven is a happier place with him there. And for us whom he's left behind, comedy is dead, but long live comedy."