MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actor-comedian Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon passed away Tuesday evening, his common-law-wife Zsa Zsa Padilla confirmed to ABS-CBN.
Dolphy died a few days before he would have celebrated his 84th birthday on July 25.
Dolphy was taken to the Makati Medical Center last June 9 due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and has been confined since then at the intensive care unit.
Dolphy’s children, grandchildren, and other relatives stayed with Dolphy until his very last.
Among his visitors were co-stars Maricel Soriano, Nova Villa, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Nora Aunor, Charo Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Bentong, Smokey Manaloto, LVN Star Mila del Sol, “John and Marsha” co-star Madel de Leon, as well as healing priest Fr. Sonny Ramirez, who offered prayers.
Son Eric Quizon said those who dropped by recently were comedian-TV host Vic Sotto, (producer) Antonio Tuviera, Sen. Manny Villar and (actress) Eula Valdes (who has a son with Ronnie Quizon).
Dolphy’s career in entertainment as a comedian—on stage, radio, television, and movies—lasted for more than six decades. He is survived by Padilla and his 18 children.
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