Susan Roces Dead at 80
Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces has passed away, according to an official statement from the Office of Senator Grace Poe released on Friday, May 20. She was 80.
The full 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,” the official announcement read.
Lawrence Cruz Sonora, Susan’s nephew, also mourned the death of his aunt on Facebook.
“RIP Mama Inday,” wrote Lawrence, son of actress Rosemarie Sonora, younger sister of Susan, who is now based in the US.
Susan, the wife of the Da King Fernando Poe Jr., is the adoptive mother of Senator Grace Poe.
Messages of condolences poured in as the movie industry was shocked by the news that started to spread on social media.
Susan was last seen in the longest-running teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on ABS-CBN, where she had a recurring role as Lola Flora, grandmother of Cardo, played by Coco Martin.