It might have been raining heavily in Metro Manila due to the southwest monsoon, but that did not stop Zsa Zsa Padilla from visiting the grave of her longtime partner, Dolphy, on what would have been his 93rd birthday, Sunday, July 25.
On Instagram, the singer-actress shared her visit to Dolphy's tomb at the Heritage Park in Taguig, as she paid tribute to the country's "King of Comedy".
"Happy birthday! I just remembered how it would normally rain during your parties. You seldom had a sunny birthday but needless to say, you brought sunshine in our lives!" Zsa Zsa began.
"This morning, your son Ronnie (Quizon, with former actress Pamela Ponti) sent me a tribute video of you with the song, 'Handog', made by one of your fans," she continued. "You most especially loved the lyric, 'Tatanda at lilipas din ako… nguni’t mayrong awiting/kasiyahang/tawanang iiwanan sa inyong alaala.' It was important for you to leave your fans and loved ones with your amazing body of work. And yes, when we do miss you, all it takes is to press play to hear your songs, watch your movies and old footage of 'John and Marsha'. We will always remember you fondly."
Finally, Zsa Zsa said: "You will always be in my heart, Lovey. Thank you. Happy birthday."
Just last July 12, Zsa Zsa—as well as Quizon brothers Eric and Vandolph—marked the ninth death anniversary of Dolphy, who passed away in 2012 following a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Dolphy, born Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., left behind a rich legacy in a showbiz career that spanned more than six decades, with more than 100 movies and television series to his name as a comedian and actor.
Among his popular films include Jack en Jill, Silveria, Captain Barbell, and Facifica Falayfay. He was also known for his roles as John Puruntong in the sitcom John en Marsha and as Kevin Cosme in Home Along Da Riles and Home Along Da Airport.