Dolphy passes away at 83
On July 10, 2012 Filipino “comedy king” Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon passed away, almost a month after he was first admitted at the Makati Medical Center (MMC). According to an official statement released by the MMC, Dolphy died of “multiple organ failures, secondary complications brought about by severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute renal failure”.
Only 15 days short of his 84th birthday, Dolphy’s death comes as a huge shock to many Filipinos, including his family. After showing signs of recovery a few days ago, and was getting ready to leave the hospital. His son Eric Quizon had already gone back to work, and preparations are well under way for his 84th birthday celebration. Little did everyone know that he would not live to see it through. He was pronounced dead at 20:34 on July 10, 2012.
Even in his last days he still managed to catch everyone by surprise. Truly, Dolphy is a comedian until the end.