Dolphy, or Rodolfo Vera Quizon in real life, is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who likely caught the illness through its primary cause: smoking.
The 83-year-old King of Comedy, who is also known as Pidol, has been in and out of the hospital for some time now and his weakened immune system caused him serious health problems.
Countless warnings have already advised us that smoking doesn’t really do us any good, but many still continue with the habit.
But I am not here to curse the grossly addicting habit of smoking, I am not here to put blame on the soul-less and profit-hungry-only cigarette manufacturers, I am not here to exclaim bad words to the f*ckin’ inventor of those damn smelly tobaccos and shitty cigarettes, I am not here to blame anybody for smoking until their lungs deteriorate and they spew blood out from their internal organs, and I am not here to yell foul words to the disrespectful morons who dare smoke in public and let us non-smokers inhale their stench, and slowly suffer with them from their stinky second-hand smoke.
I am not here to shout to the world ” Kaya kayo dyan, magsumikap kayo at tumigil na sa paninigarilyo! Walang mabuting maidudulot iyan sa inyo!”
I am here right now to ask each and everyone of you for a moment of silence as we continue praying for the speedy recovery of a national showbiz icon.
We know poor health and old age would finally lay every man to an inevitable final resting place, but it is too soon for the man who brought us a lot of laughter for so many years.
Stay with us for awhile longer, “John Puruntong”, “Facifica Falayfay”, “Kevin Kosme”, “Father Jejemon”, and the several other names he is so popularly known!
We love you very much, Tito Dolphy!