MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Susan Roces, a veteran actress, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, according to her daughter, Senator Grace Poe. She was 80.
The actress was the widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr., who passed away in 2004.
Senator Grace Poe confirmed the news to reporters in a statement late Friday evening.
With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces. pic.twitter.com/BVy5K9axJx
— GRACE POE (@SenGracePOE) May 20, 2022
The statement said: “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,” she added.
The late actress was born on July 28, 1941. Her first leading role was in the 1956 film “Boksingera.” She appeared in over 130 films. Among the most well-known are “Gumising Ka Maruja,” “Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara,” and “Mano Po 2: My Home.”
Susan Roces has won five Famas awards, including two for best actress. She was also nominated several times for the awards organization.
She was a regular on the ABS-CBN show until early 2022. Roces’ role in the TV adaptation of FPJ’s 1996 film was one of many ways she paid tribute to her husband. She was most recently seen as Lola Flora in the long-running TV show “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
The wake for the late actress is being held at Taguig City’s Heritage Park, with public viewing scheduled for three days beginning at 10 a.m. on May 22, Sunday, and ending on May 24, Tuesday. Grace Poe advises the public to follow basic health protocols.
Roces’ interment is set for Wednesday, with the exact time yet to be determined, according to Poe. – WhatALife!
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