Dolphy Dead At 83By Marhgil Macuha on Jul 10, 2012 in Asia, Entertainment, Local, Movies, Television, World •
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The Philippines‘ “King of Comedy“, Dolphy Quizon, or Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., died on Tuesday night, July 10, 2012, local news site ABS-CBN reported that day. He was 83.
According to the ABS-CBN report, Dolphy died after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The illness hinders the flow of air to the lungs, which developed into a toxic metabolic encephalopathy, Dolphy‘s son, Eric Quizon reportedly said.
Dolphy‘s role as John Puruntong in the long-running sitcom “John and Marsha” captured every Filipinos heart. He was also popular as Kevin Cosme during the “Home Along Da Riles” days.
According to the report, Dolphy had 18 children with six women: Salud, Rodolfo Jr., Freddie, Edgar and Raul with Engracia Dominguez; Mariquita, Carlos, Geraldino and Edwin with Gloria Smith; Ronaldo, Enrico, Madonna and Jeffrey with Baby Smith; Vandolph with actress Alma Moreno; and Zia and adopted daughter Nicole with Zsa Zsa Padilla.
“RIP Dolphy” and “Home Along Da Riles” immediately trended worldwide on Twitter after the news of his passing was confirmed.
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