The 83-year-old Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., widely known as, has passed away on Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012, due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was confined at the Makati Medical Center Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for almost one month before giving in to the illness.
Labeled as the comedy king, Dolphy was awarded by President Noynoy Aquino the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart last 2010 for his contribution to the local entertainment industry. Now, he is being considered to be declared as National Artist.
Dolphy's body is currently in ABS-CBN's grounds in Quezon City, where it is open for the public to visit. Fans from provinces have crowded the secured area. Tomorrow, July 12, 2012, Dolphy will be available for public viewing at the Heritage Park in Taguig.