On May 20, Senator Grace Poe confirmed that the Queen of Philippine Movies, Susan Roces, had passed away.
Celebrities have sent their condolences to the family of the dearly departed Pinoy icon.
Kim Chiu recalled working with the late actress and sent her condolences through twitter.
Isa sa pinakamabuting artista na nakatrabaho ko.🤍 Rest in peace tita Susan.🤍 Heaven gained a mama angel.🤍🙏🏻 thank you for teaching us to be kind. https://t.co/x6khHfZTRg
— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) May 20, 2022
Alex Gonzaga echoed Chiu’s tweet, expressing her sadness over Roces’ death.
Nakakalungkot naman. Isang napakabuting tao ang nagpaalam.
Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan ang kabaitan mo sa amin mga nakatrabaho mo. RIP Susan Roces 🙏🏼🥺
— Alex Gonzaga-Morada (@Mscathygonzaga) May 20, 2022
Bela Padilla used emoticons to express her heartbreak over the news.
My Tita Sue 😔💔
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) May 20, 2022
Bianca Gonzalez sent her condolences to the family of Roces.
Sincerest condolences to the Poe family 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Rest in peace, Ms. Susan Roces ✨ https://t.co/qAin0TNEuP
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) May 20, 2022
Other celebrities also expressed their sadness and offered their deepest sympathies to the family of the late actress, such as Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ruffa Gutierrez, Ogie Alcasid, Ogie Diaz, Jaya, and Ruby Rodriguez.
— zsa zsa padilla (@zsazsapadilla) May 20, 2022
— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) May 20, 2022
Nakikiramay po kami kay @SenGracePOE at sa kanyang buong pamilya. 🙏🙏🙏
— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) May 20, 2022
Si Wowie, kapatid ni Sheryl Cruz at pamangkin sila ni Tita Susan. Sa kanya ko nalaman. Nakakalungkot. Salamat sa lahat ng payo at kwento, Tita Su.🙏 pic.twitter.com/LPMJ5RTiHl
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) May 20, 2022
My heart breaks!!! 😭😭 my dearest Tita Swannie… i love you! Rest in Peace Ms Susan Roces
— ruby rodriguez (@rodriguezruby) May 20, 2022
My deepest condolences to you and your whole family. Rest in God’s peace Ms. Susan Roces. 💔 https://t.co/mP6fFTxFFC
— Jaya (@jayasoul) May 20, 2022
Political personalities also expressed their grief over losing the seasoned actress.
Rest In Peace Ninang Susan Roces. 😭😢
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) May 20, 2022
My sincerest condolences to Sen Grace and the family and loved ones of Ma’am Susan Roces… 🙏🙏🙏 Rest in peace po Ninang Susan… 😢😢😢 you will be missed… 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/AURhQlP7Xy
— Chiz Escudero (@SayChiz) May 20, 2022
Roces was born on July 28, 1941. She would’ve celebrated her 81st birthday this July. Her spouse, the King of Philippine Movies, Fernando Poe Jr. passed away on December 14, 2004.
The Queen of Philippines movies worked on over 130 films through out her career and starred in iconic roles such as Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw, Gumising Ka Maruja, Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara, and Mano Po.
Her most recent role is Lola Flora in the longest-running Kapamilya actions series starring Coco Martin, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, an homage to her late husband.