Vic Sotto bids farewell to Dolphy

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 11 2012 04:08 PM | Updated as of Jul 12 2012 10:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Comedian Vic Sotto and the hosts of the noontime show "Eat Bulaga" joined millions of Filipinos in mourning the death of the country's "King of Comedy" Dolphy.

On Wednesday, the show's hosts had a moment of silence and prayed for the soul of Dolphy.

"Ang buong dabarkads ng 'Eat Bulaga' ay nakikiramay sa pamilya at sa mga mahal sa buhay ng nag-iisang Comedy King Dolphy. Let's have a moment of silence and pray for the eternal repose of his soul," said Sotto, who was obviously holding his tears.

"Kay Dolphy, sa bawat Pilipinong napatawa mo mananatiling buhay ang iyong alaala. Ang mga pelikula at programa na iniwan mo sa amin ay patuloy na magiging kayamanan ng industriya. Maraming salamat. Baunin mo ang aming panalangin, pagmamahal at paghanga sa iyo. Sabay sabay nating balikan ang ilan sa masasayang alaalang iniwan sa atin ni Comedy King Dolphy. I love you," said Sotto, who starred with the veteran actor on the movie "Dobol Trobol" in 2008..

In Dolphy's biography "Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa," the King of Comedy also praised Sotto as one of the country's top comedians.

"Sa mga bagong comedians, marami akong gusto. Si Vic Sotto, OK 'yan. Generous din, pero hindi mo masasabing bago ang Tito, Vic and Joey. Si Vhong Navarro, OK," Dolphy said.

Dolphy died on Tuesday night due to multiple organ failure brought by pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.