Who was Susan Roces? And what was the cause of her death?
Susan Roces, a renowned actress passed away on Friday at the age of 80. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Senator Grace Poe. “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 was blessed with her daughter Grace Poe.
Roces, referred to as the “Queen of the Philippine Movies,” become popular as an actress in the local film.
“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’s cause of death and other facts about her funeral was not disclosed. Susan Roces remarried Fernando Poe Jr., with whom she had an adoptive daughter, Grace Poe who is a philanthropist, and businesswoman. She has served as the chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
She studied development studies at the University of the Philippines. She spent almost 12 years in Fairfax, Virginia. After her dad’s passing, she began to seek election results rights and fought against suspected illegal voting. She ran in the 2016 u.s. campaign and finished third in the presidential campaign count. In May 2019, she was re-elected as a lawmaker.
She was recognized as the Queen of Philippine Movies and featured in more than a hundred movies. She was born Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora-Poe on July 28, 1941. She received five FAMAS Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the FAP Awards for her amazing career and accomplishments in Philippine film. She was honored with postage from the Philippine Post Office, and she was named one of “ten remarkable Filipinos.”