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Comedian Dinky Doo Jr. passes away at age 66

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jul 02, 2024 6:56 pm

Veteran comedian Dinky Doo Jr. has passed away at the age of 66.

His death was confirmed by his daughter through his official Facebook page, detailing that the local star was pronounced dead at 7:20 a.m. on July 2.

"Please, all your prayers to my father and family for him to rest peacefully would be very appreciated. Like daddy would say, Salamat po sa Dios sa lahat po ng nangyayari," Dinky's daughter wrote.

His son Jeremiah Clarion also penned a heartwarming farewell to him on Facebook, writing, "See you in 1,000 years po daddy. Mananatili pong naka-ukit sa aking puso at isipan ang lahat ng itinanim mo pong kabutihan at aral sa akin. Maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat daddy. Mahal na mahal po kita."

The comedian's brother, Artstrong Clarion, meanwhile wrote, "Fly high kuya, may your soul spirit have a safe ascension. Kamusta mo kami kay Mami and Erpat at kay utol Al at Mel. You lived a full life and we are so proud of you. Rest in paradise. Mahal ka naming lahat."

While his family did not disclose the cause of his death, Dinky has been known to suffer from health complications such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Since his debut in the 1986 film Inday Inday sa Balitaw, Dinky's career in showbiz has been defined by his comedic performances and role as a sidekick in several action movies.

Some of his recent projects include Suddenly It's Magic in 2012, The Fighting Chefs in 2013, and Gangster Lolo in 2014. Additionally, he's known for appearing in 80s and 90s films including Small and Terrible, Bala at Lipstik, and Sa 'Yo Lamang. His last appearance on screen is in the 2023 series Walang matigas na pulis sa matinik na misis.

The comedian also ran in the 2022 national elections for the position of Quezon City District 6 councilor but failed to win.