Susan Roces Passes Away at the Age of 80

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actress and widow of ‘The King’ Fernando Poe Jr., Susan Roces (real name Jesusa Sonora Poe), died on Friday evening, May 20, 2022.

This was confirmed in a statement by her daughter Senator Grace Poe.

“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,” the Senator added.

Roces was also known as the “Queen of Philippine Movies” and starred in over 100 Filipino films. She also starred in ABS-CBN major TV Series such as ‘Walang Hanggan’, ‘Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon’ and the ongoing Action Drama Series ‘Ang Probinsyano’ where she was famously known for her role as ‘Lola Flora.’

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