As of the time of writing this article, the topic "RIP Dolphy" is trending on Twitter Worldwide (see screenshot below).
Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr.) has been one of the prolific actors in the Philippine cinema starring in hundreds of films and gaining numerous awards from several award-giving bodies.
Surprised by his death?
To some people, his death might be surprising due to early reports that his condition continues to improve. For instance, in an article publish at abs-cbnnews.com last Sunday, July 8, 2012, the doctors claimed that the veteran actor responds favorably in his pneumonia treatments.
Dolphy as a National Artist
There has been talks about giving Dolphy the National Artist award, probably the highest form of award given by the Philippine Government to Filipino artists. But it appears that the discussion didn't progressed. But now that he's dead, it is possible that the discussion may be rekindled and eventually hand Dolphy the posthumous National Artist Award.