Zsa Zsa to Dolphy: Until we meet again-A A +A
Sunday, July 15, 2012
MANILA (Updated) - Dolphy’s partner for 23 years, Zsa Zsa Padilla, said she is looking forward to reunite with the late Comedy King in the future.
Rodolfo Vera “Dolphy” Quizon Sr. was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at the Heritage Park in Taguig City.
Facing at least 200 people at Dolphy’s final resting place, Zsa Zsa thanked all the family’s close friends and relatives who came to the burial.
"Mahal na mahal ka ng sambayanan, Dolphy. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng katatawanan na ibinigay mo sa lahat ng Pilipino (The nation loves you. Thank you for the laughter),” she said on Sunday. "I love you, lovey ko. Until we meet again."
Outside the posh cemetery, fans who were disallowed to join the private ceremony chanted Dolphy’s name, a fitting tribute to a man who devoted more than half of his life in entertaining the public.
The Comedy King was buried at his jet black granite niche, which sits at 39 square meters lot projected to be worth P3 million.
Dolphy’s tomb is located along Heritage drive in the western part of the cemetery.
Photos taken by Virgil Lopez and Glaiza Jarloc
Celebrities only had praises for the veteran actor, who died last July 10, two weeks before his 84th birthday.
“I may not have been around to witness all that he had done but I do know the impact he has made. Thank you for sharing your life,” actress and host Iya Villania tweeted.
“Farewell, Ninong Dolphy, I know you will be smiling at us from heaven,” actress and fellow Kapatid talent Ruffa Gutierrez said.
Movie director Jose Javier Reyes noted that Dolphy’s impact on the entertainment industry and the Filipino people will go on for a long time.
“Goodbye Mang Pidol. Applause reverberates all over the islands for a life well-lived, a job well done. You are indeed irreplaceable,” he said.
Dolphy will celebrate his 84th birthday this July 25, exactly 15 days after his passing. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)