A sad day for the Philippine cinema and entertainment industry. Thank you, Susan Roces.
Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces died on Friday, May 20, according to an official statement published by Senator Grace Poe’s office. She was 80 years old. Let’s see how did Susan Roces die, what happened, and what was her Cause of Death.
Susan Roces Early life
Susan Roces was a Filipina producer and actor whose real name was Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora-Poe. Mano Po 2: My Home, Mano Po: My Family, Isinakdal Ko Ang Aking Ina (I Accused My Mother), and many others are among her well-known flicks.
She is known as the “Queen of Philippine Films” and has appeared in over 130 films. She received five FAMAS Awards, including two for Best Actress. For her long career and contributions to Philippine cinema, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the FAP Awards.
Roces had a 70-year career as a prominent lady in the local film industry. In 1952, she made her film debut in the film Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan. Roces also appeared in Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw, Gumising Ka Maruja, Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara, and Mano Po, among other films. Flora “Lola Kap” S. Borja-de Leon from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano was her most recent endeavour.
Susan Roces Cause of Death
Given her age, Susan Roces’ death could have been due to natural causes. She died at the age of 80 on May 20, 2022.
She died quietly surrounded by her family and loved ones, according to the official statement released to notify her death.
With tremendous grief, we announce the loss of our dear Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces, according to a statement made by Susan’s daughter.
She died quietly on Friday, May 20, 2022, surrounded by love and warmth, with her daughter Grace, nephews Joseph and Jeffrey, and many more family and close friends by her side.
REST IN PEACE.
Veteran actress Susan Roces has passed away, according to columnist Ogie Diaz. She was 80 years old. pic.twitter.com/VYTi3AVcMp
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) May 20, 2022
She embraced life wholeheartedly and beautifully. Remember her for her kindness, warmth, and beauty. She is now in the presence of the Lord and her beloved Ronnie — FPJ.
We will mourn her terribly, yet we rejoice in her existence. According to Malina Bulletin, Susan Roces is a daughter, mother, grandma, a true Filipina, and a national treasure.
The details of her final rites and funeral services are yet to be revealed. Her passing has prompted a wave of grief in the Philippines film industry, with tributes and condolence letters pouring in for the actress.
Roces was the wife of Fernando Poe Jr., another prominent actor who died in 2004. Grace Poe is their only child.
Roces, often known as the “Queen of the Philippine Movies,” rose to prominence in the 1950s as one of the most sought-after leading women in local cinema.
Her most recent role was as ‘Lola Flora’ in the long-running ABS-CBN sitcom “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Susan Roces Career
Apart from the riveting action scenes and the thrilling love story of Cardo (Coco Martin) and Alyana (Yassi Pressman), our primetime viewing habit will be incomplete without the sound advice of the morally upright Lola Flora (Susan Roces), which she delivers in nuggets of wisdom and in an endearing tone.
But, before we meet one of the most outstanding and admired characters in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, the seasoned actress has performed more meaningful parts in real life, proving that she’s more than simply a pretty “Face that Refreshes.”
She’s a showbiz icon
Being in the profession for over seven decades and active till her 77 and appreciated today is a difficult achievement to match.
At 80, the award-winning actress has a long list of successful films and television programmes under her belt. She began her acting career in 1952 with the film “Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan” and has since acted in a slew of films, earning her the moniker “Queen of Philippine Movies.”
She first appeared on television in 2006, when she co-starred with Maricel Soriano and Comedy King Dolphy in the comedy “John En Shirley.”
She’s a loving yet fierce matriarch
Susan was a loving wife to the late Da King Fernando Poe Jr. and a caring mother to their unica hija Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares before she became everyone’s, Lola Flora.
We’ve watched a mom defend her daughter from criticism many times, especially during recent national elections when her citizenship and birth origin were called into doubt. Moreover, despite the fact that the politician has her own family, she nevertheless takes on the role of mother to her.
We were able to see her tenacity in the midst of the controversial 2004 presidential election when she expressed her dissatisfaction over the suspicious results.
She’s an inspiring woman
Susan is a role model not only for younger actors but also for Filipinos in general. She reaches out to those who are unwell or in need in a humble manner. That was confirmed when she and Grace sent Christmas gift packs to 150 families at the Manila North Cemetery to commemorate FPJ’s 13th death anniversary and to fulfill his promise to the kids before he died to give them gifts. Furthermore, she demonstrates that we may confront tyrants in a benign manner while never losing trust in God.
Ms. Susan Roces’ Lola Flora in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on Primetime Bida following TV Patrol will motivate and enlighten you on your weeknights.
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