The acknowledged “King of Comedy” Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon passed away on July 10, 2012 after a lifetime of providing laughter to generations of Filipino.
Dolphy was finally laid to rest in simple solemn ceremonies yesterday at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig after a 5-day wake.
Big stars as well as the public and fans where given opportunities to pay their last respect in remembering Mang Pidol.
The funeral was strictly private with only families, relatives, close friends and the media in attendance.
The march from the chapel started around 2PM under a slightly overcast sky and sweltering heat with those present wearing white, Dolphy’s favorite color. Upon reaching the burial site, Catholic priests offered the final mass after which family members were given a last chance to view Dolphy’s open casket. Many weep as Dolphy’s casket was finally slide inside the black granite tomb and flowers thrown in by relatives and friends before it was sealed.
Songs were played, doves were released and a final applause was rendered as the officiating priest asked everyone to smile and celebrate the life of one of the icons of Philippine television.
An online campaign has also started to confer Dolphy as a National Artist.
VRs taken on June 12 and 15, 2012. The author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org