Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces passes away

Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces passes away

MANILA—The Philippine entertainment industry mourns the sudden passing of the Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces. She was 80 years old.

Not only the showbiz world but her followers and fans were shocked, depressed and could hardly believe that the veteran actress has walked from earth to eternity this Friday evening, May 20, 2022.

Susan was the wife of the King of Phillippine Movies Fernando Poe, Jr  or Da King and the mother of Senator Grace Poe.

This is the official statement of Susan’s family:

“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.”

Susan started her acting career as a child actress when she played the character of an 11 year-old orphan in Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan, a 1952 movie of Nepomuceno Productions.

On the same year, she played the lead role in Boksingera of Sampaguita Pictures.

Since then, her acting career became in full swing and she became a successful award-winning actress, movie queen and movie producer.

Some of the many films Susan did were Susan, Susay, Susie, Gumising Ka Maruja, Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara, Roberta, Mahal, Ginagabi Ka Na Naman, which the public would remember as those were truly patronized by her fans.

Susan became so popular with the kids because of her character as Lola Flora in the longest-running action-drama primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano of ABS-CBN with Coco Martin on the lead role.

Susan Roces is a big loss to the Philippine entertainment industry because of her unparalleled contribution as an actress, the reason why she is considered an icon and a national treasure. (ECD/MTVN)

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