Family confirms death of The Philippines veteran actress, Jesusa Sonora 'Susan Roces' Poe, who died at aged 80 KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Family confirms death of The Philippines veteran actress, Jesusa Sonora 'Susan Roces' Poe, who died at aged 80

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Filipinos are currently in mourning mood over their talented telenovela actress, Jesusa Sonora Poe, popularly known as, Susan Roces. (Read More Here).

In a statement, the daughter to Susan Roces, Senator Grace Poe, confirmed the passing away of her mother. According to the statement, Susan Roces, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the age of 80.

According to information, Jesusa Sonora Poe, would have turned 81 on July 28. The cause of death is still unknown. 

Family statement reads:

"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."

Roces had been widowed after the 2004 passing of her husband and fellow screen veteran Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ). The incumbent senator is their lone daughter.

Dubbed the “Queen of Philippines Movies,” Roces rose to fame in the ‘50s and went on to become the foremost leading lady of local cinema.

As a screen veteran, she remained visible on screen, most recently as the well-loved Lola Flora in the long-running primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

Roces had been appearing in the ABS-CBN program until early 2022. The actress’ part in the TV adaptation of FPJ’s 1996 film had been one of Roces’ many ways of paying tribute to her husband. 

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