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Veteran Philippine actress Susan Roces passed away at the age of 80 on Friday, her daughter Senator Grace Poe confirmed.
Grace wrote on Twitter, “With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces.
“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.”
Grace also wrote, “Join us in honoring the life and legacy of Ms. Susan Roces. Public viewing will start on Sunday, May 22 until Tuesday, May 24.”
The 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.”
Grace is the only daughter of Roces and late actor Fernando Poe Jr.
Roces has been dubbed as the “Queen of Philippine movies,” because of her beauty, elegance and sophistication.
She has appeared in over 130 films, all of which are critically acclaimed.
Roces rose to stardom in the 1950s and remained in the public view for five decade.
Her most recent role was “Lola Flora” in primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” the remake of Poe Jr.’s 1996 film.
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