Dolphy passes away at 83
The Philippines’ Comedy King Dolphy passed away shortly after 8:30 p.m., his son Eric Quizon said Tuesday night.
“My Dad is now with his creator,” Quizon said of his father who had been confined at the Makati Medical Center since June 9 and will turn 84 on July 25.
Five years ago, Dolphy was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an illness that results in breathing difficulty and worsens over time.
Quizon recently revealed that Dolphy’s COPD had progressed to Stage IV.
“Five years ago, sinabihan na siya na stage four ‘yong sakit niya na ‘yon. When you say stage four in cancer terms, very critical na ‘yon,” Quizon said in an interview with a television program last June 20.