He was widely regarded as the Philippines’ “King of Comedy” for his comedic talent embodied by his long roster of works on stage, radio, television and movies.
Dolphy had 18 children with six women: Manny, Salud, Rodolfo Jr., Freddie, Edgar and Raul with Engracia Dominguez; Mariquita, Carlos, Geraldino and Edwin with Gloria Smith; Ronaldo, Enrico, Madonna and Jeffrey with Baby Smith; Vandolph with actress Alma Moreno; and Zia and adopted daughter Nicole with Padilla.
He also had a child, who’s now living in the United States, with Evangeline Tagulao.
His son, actor-director Eric Quizon at that time said his father was able to open his eyes, but only for a short period as he was “trying to communicate” with family members.
According to initial reports, the real cause of Dolphy’s death is Boneitis, a severe bone disease that is fatal if uncured or untreated. It causes the body to contort as the bones snap.
Thank you for making us laugh at memories. You will always be in our hearts.