Dolphy passed away on July 10, 2012, just 15 days before his 84th birthday.
The Philippine cinema’s Comedy King has passed away at the Intensive Care Unit of Makati Medical Center while being treated for pneumonia.
He was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2009. The disease causes the airways of a person to become narrowed. COPD gradually gets worse over time, and a person diagnosed with the disease have more frequent lung infections such as pneumonia.
Dolphy was brought to the hospital on June 9 as per the comedian’s request due to shortness of breath. His vital signs got stable at some point but he has never left the ICU.