Susan Roces dies at 80

The Queen of Philippine Movies has passed away.

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

5/20/2022 in News
Susan Roces dies at 80

The Philippine entertainment industry has lost another one of its greats with the passing of Susan Roces. She was 80 years old. 

The sad news was confirmed by her daughter Senator Grace Poe through a statement released by GMA News. 

It reads: 

“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 kindess. 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.” 

The veteran actress, who started her career in 1952, was dubbed as the Queen of Philippine Movies. She topbilled countless iconic films, including “Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara”, “Gumising Ka, Maruja”, “Pangarap Ko’y Ikaw”, and more. 

She last appeared in the longtime-running series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” as the lovable Lola Flora. The primetime program is inspired by the 1996 film starred and produced by her late husband Fernando Poe Jr. 

We offer our sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.