By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:37 PM May 20, 2022

Veteran actress Susan Roces, once dubbed the queen of Philippine movies, has died on Friday, May 20, 2022 her daughter, Senator Grace Poe, confirmed. She was 80.

“With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Jesusa Sonora Poe, whom many of you know as Susan Roces,” Poe’s 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,” it added.

Roces was the widow of fellow veteran actor Fernando Poe Jr., who has died in 2004. Grace Poe is their lone daughter.

Popularly known as the “Queen of the Philippine Movies,” Roces first hit the spotlight in the 1950s as she became one of the most sought-after leading ladies of local cinema.

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