Veteran actor John Regala is no more. The Filipino artist passed away on Saturday morning (June 3, 2023). Find out more details related to his cause of death below.
John Regala, real name John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer, was an actor, environmentalist and Christian minister.
He gained further recognition in the film industry as a member of the 1986 television show It’s entertainment. The Manila-born performer played several well-known roles in action movies and TV series in the 1990s.
Along with other action actors like Robin Padilla and the late Ace Vergel, he was unofficially called the “Bad Boy” of Filipino action movies.
John Regala has been nominated for the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award from the Gawad Urian Awards. Additionally, for his performance in “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”, he was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival.
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Cause of death and obituary of John Regala: the veteran actor died after an illness
Veteran Filipino actor John Regala died on June 3, 2023. He was 58 years old. He would have died because of cardiac arrest caused by other health problems related to the liver and kidneys.
Showbiz journalist and talent manager Aster Amoyo broke the sad news in a Facebook post, writing that Regala died after 6 a.m. Saturday.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, the actor’s wife, Victoria Scherrer, also confirmed the tragic news.
The “Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” actor had suffered from serious illnesses, cirrhosis of the liver, gout and diabetes for a long time.
He was first hospitalized in August 2020 due to liver cirrhosis. Since then, his health has deteriorated.
Moreover, the late artist’s grieving spouse further revealed that his condition was critical and he had been in intensive care at a hospital in Quezon City for three weeks.
His wife thanked the Iglesia ni Cristo group for supporting Regala throughout his terminal illness. The devastated wife of the actor also expressed her gratitude to colleagues of John Regala, friends who helped him.
According to reports, Regala’s family is still finalizing plans for the actor’s wake at St. Peter’s Chapels in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
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John Regala comes from a family of actors
John Regala’s parents, Mel Francisco and Ruby Regala were prominent figures in the Philippine entertainment industry. While her father was a character actor, her mother was also an actress.
Both of her parents are deceased. Moreover, John was born on May 28, 1965, in Manila, Philippines. Growing up, the careers of his mother and father influenced him considerably.
Regala started his career at the age of 20. THE “It’s entertainment” star gained significant fame early in her career.
However, John’s extensive drug addiction put an end to his acting career. He later attended a drug rehabilitation center, converted to Christianity, and then began serving as a Christian minister.
After a while, he decides to join the Iglesia ni Cristo. Later he joined the Members Church of God International, but in 2015 he returned to the Iglesia ni Cristo.
As president and CEO of Project Green Evolution Inc., which makes the Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower, Regala has also become an environmentalist.
In 2016, his last television appearance was in the crime drama “Ang Probinsyano”, where he played the character of Coco Martin.
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