Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 20) – Veteran actress Susan Roces has died on Friday, her daughter, Senator Grace Poe, confirmed. She was 80.
“With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces,” Poe’s official statement read.
“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,” it added.
Roces was the widow of fellow veteran actor Fernando Poe Jr., who has died in 2004. Grace Poe is their lone daughter.
Popularly known as the “Queen of the Philippine Movies,” Roces first hit the spotlight in the 1950s as she became one of the most sought-after leading ladies of local cinema.
Her most recent role was that of ‘Lola Flora’ in ABS-CBN’s long-time running series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”