Gloria Sevilla, who has been remembered for her outstanding roles in Tagalog and Visayan films since the 1950s, died on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Oakland, California. She was 90-years-old.
Suzette Ranillo, Sevilla’s daughter, revealed on Saturday that her mother died in her sleep at her brother Jonathan’s house. Tributes have poured in for the veteran actress ever since the disheartening news broke online.
How Did Gloria Sevilla Die? Veteran Actress Cause of Death, Passes Away at 90:
Her fans and well-wishers are saddened to learn about Gloria’s passing and are expressing grief on social media. Here is everything we know about her and her unfortunate death.
In a Facebook post, Dandin Ranillo, the actress’ son, confirmed the passing of the actress. Dandin said that it is with deep sadness that they announce the death of their mother, Gloria Sevilla, the Queen of Visayas Movies, in California around 11 AM. The actress’ son further added that she died peacefully in her sleep. In concluding the post, Dandin thanked everyone for praying for the repose of her soul. The news surfaced within a matter of seconds and soon social media got flooded with tributary posts and condolence messages. Apart from the actress’ fans, her co-actors and several personalities also paid her tribute.
Sevilla gained the title “Queen of Visayan Movies” for a slew of memorable roles in films including “Leonora,” “Pailub Lang,” “Badlis sa Kinabuhi,” and “Gimingaw Ako,” among others. Her performances in “Badlis sa Kinabuhi” in 1969 and “Gimingaw Ako” in the early 1970s earned her two Famas best actress honors. She is also recognized for her sympathetic representations in films like as “Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo,” “Boy Golden,” “Banaue,” “Ito Ang Pilipino,” and “Maestra,” for which she earned a Famas award for best-supporting actress in 1962. Needless to say, the actress had garnered huge popularity for her appearance in these projects.
Despite the epidemic, the actress continued to work on television, appearing in roles like as “Be Careful With My Heart,” “Nathaniel,” “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” and “Asintado.” She married fellow actor Mat Ranillo Jr., dubbed the “King of Visayan Movies” in the 1960s. Mat Ranillo III and Suzette, who both worked in the film industry, were two of the couple’s five children. In 1969, Ranillo Jr. died in a plane disaster. Sevilla later married Amado Cortez, a fellow actor who later became a diplomat, who died in 2003. The industry is indeed mourning the talented actress’ death. However, no further details about Gloria Sevilla’s funeral have been announced yet.