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Rodolfo Vera Quizon brought life and laughter to several generations for sixty long and fun-filled years. We all grew up with the man who has remained humble and fun to his final dying days.
He was 83, would have been 84 had he made it to his birthday on July 25. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and died from cardiac arrest at 8:34pm last night at Makati Medical Center.
He danced, he sang, he acted to our hearts' content. Our parents and grandparents had only good things to say of the man who entertained and made them laugh when internet, twitter and facebook were not even in anyone's consciousness.
We grew up knowing John Puruntong, the generation after me will remember him as Kevin Cosme. He lived through 10 Philippine Presidents from Quirino to PNoy. All had nothing but only good words for the King of Comedy.
Sixty years of non-stop entertaining is a tough act to follow for the man who was at the top of his game, yet remained humble and real till the very end.
Behind the camera, he helped people quietly, without fanfare. He gave till it hurt. He was loved. To people whose lives he had touched, Dolphy was a friend, a father, an angel.
Thank you for the memories. There's nothing we can offer but prayers that you find peace in the after life. You will be greatly missed, that's for sure. Millions will cry. But your legacy will stand out. Forever it will only be... DOLPHY.