Susan Roces passes away at 80

MANILA, Philippines – The Queen of Philippine movies, Susan Roces, passed away Friday evening, May 20. She was 80.

Queen of Philippine movies, Susan Roces.
Queen of Philippine movies, Susan Roces.

The sad news was confirmed by Sen. Grace Poe in a family statement.

“With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces. She passed away peacefully on a Friday evening, May 20, 2022, surrounded by love and warmth, with her daughter Grace, her nephews Joseph and Jeffrey and many of her family and close friends.

She lived life fully and gracefully. Remember her in her beauty, warmth and kindness. She is now with the Lord and her beloved Ronnie — FPJ. We will miss her sorely but we celebrate a life well lived. Susan Roces — daughter, mother, grandmother, a true Filipina and a national treasure.”

Her cause of death is not yet disclosed.

The veteran actress was the widow of late Fernando Poe Jr., who has died in 2004. The incumbent senator Grace Poe is their lone daughter.

Susan rose to fame in the ‘50s and starred in hundreds of local movies.

She remained visible on screen, most recently as the well-loved Lola Flora in the long-running primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

— The Summit Express

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