Dolphy’s Death Comes 15 Days Before His 84th Birthday

Eric Quizon said his father, Dolphy died exactly at 8:34pm on Tuesday, July 10 at the Makati Medical Center.

Dolphy’s death came 15 days before his 84th birthday, after 31 days in hospital’s intensive care unit.

Dolphy has been in the showbiz industry for six decades. He worked in stage, radio, movies, and television.

Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Jr. was his real name, was born on July 25, 1928 on Calle Padre Herrera in Tondo, Manila to Melencio Quizon, a ship mechanic, and Salud Vera Quizon, a tailor.

When he was young, he did odd jobs, as a shoeshine boy, helper at a garments factory, porter, and calesa driver.

The Comedy King started his showbiz career as a chorus boy, performing alongside with stars like Fernando Poe, Sr., Bayani Casimiro, and Pugo and Tugo.