King of Comedy finally laid to rest

Iconic comedian Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., popularly known as Dolphy was finally laid to rest on Sunday, July 15 at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City.

Amidst the outpouring of tears and sadness, the remains of the King of Comedy was brought to the burial site, about 100 meters away from the chapel where the requiem mass attended just by friends and family members was officiated by Fr. Tito Caluag.

Dolphy’s loved ones as well as his closest friends all wore white, while lifetime partner, Zsa Zsa Padilla, wore a black blouse.  The burial site was decorated with flowers. A photo of the late comedian was placed in front of the casket.

Actor Vandolph, Dolphy’s son with actress Alma Moreno was visibly emotional during the final viewing of the remains. He was already crying even before he went up to the casket. He hugged the casket tightly, crying even more.

The usual calm Eric Quizon was also seen crying during the burial.

Zsa Zsa hugged the casket with her face on the glass, crying silently for a few minutes. She then wiped her tears on the glass top as daughters Nicole and Zia stood silently behind their mom.

Zsa Zsa thanked the nation for its prayers and love throughout Dolphy’s last days. Her final message to Dolphy was: “Mahal ka ng sambayanan. I love you, Lovey ko, till we meet again.”

Dolphy has done over 200 films and numerous TV series in a career that spanned seven decades. He made millions of Filipinos laugh by playing colorful roles, from a cross-dressing gay to a poor jack of all trades.

Movie critics considered Dolphy the Bob Hope of the Philippines. He was also famous for his philanthropic work of helping the poor and unemployed actors.

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