Sad news hit the Philippines today, as Filipino acting legend and "King Of Comedy" Dolphy passed away. The news was confirmed by various media sites and social networks, including Yahoo! PH, ABS-CBN, and GMA 7.
Known for his countless roles and shows, including personas "John Puruntong" "Kevin Cosme", "Pidol", and "James Batman" (A Parody of James Bond and Batman, pictured above), Rodolfo "Dolphy" Vera Quizon, Sr. was a man who genuinely made people laugh and forget their woes with his comedic presence. He was a consumate performer who literally started his career during World War II, where he watched stage shows and was eventually hired to become a dancer. Eventually he went on to radio and television work, and soon moved up the ladder to do countless classic movies and serials that have defined his career and made him an iconic presence for generations of Filipinos. His passing comes 15 days shy of his 84th birthday, and he will truly be missed by all.
Here is ANC's look back at the career of the King of Comedy.