Veteran actress Gloria Sevilla, known as the "Queen of Visayan movies," has passed away. She was 90 years old.
The actress' son Dandin Ranillo confirmed the news to GMA News Online through Facebook on Sunday.
"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Gloria Sevilla, the Queen of Visayas Movies, in Oakland, California at 11 am, [April 16, 2022]. She died peacefully in her sleep," he said.
"We appreciate all those praying for the repose of her soul. Thank you," he added.
Among Gloria's iconic films are "Badlis sa Kinabuhi," where she won best actress at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) in 1969, "M: Mother's Maiden Love," and "Maestra."
In 2019, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Gawad Urian Awards.
She also appeared in GMA-7 shows "Captain Barbell," "Zorro," and "Calle Siete," among others.
Rest in peace, Gloria Sevilla.
—MGP, GMA News