After years of medical treatment for his condition in liver and kidney, the former action star who’s known for being the ‘Bad Boy’ of the Philippine Cinema passed away on June 3, 2023.
In an interview, Victoria Scherrer, the wife of John already confirmed the sad news to millions of John Regala’s fans worldwide.
According to her, John has been hospitalized at the New Era Hospital for already three weeks without the knowledge of the public.
The cause of his passing was related to his liver and kidney complications.
Meanwhile, several celebrities and colleagues of John, including Senator Robin Padilla who never left the former action star thanked Iglesia ni Cristo for helping the actor.
“Malalim na pasasalamat sa New Era Hospital at sa Iglesia ni Cristo na Hindi bumitaw sa pag aalaga kay Ginoong John Regala.
Hanggang sa mga oras na ito ang kapatiran ng INC ang nag aasikaso sa katawan ng aking pamangkin.” Padilla said.
It can be recalled that John appeared in hundreds of movies, but his life started to be difficult after retiring from showbiz.
In 2017, John went viral on social media after he was spotted unconscious outside a grocery store in Cavite.
John, in a past interview, admitted that he faced financial difficulties because of his vices and also because of his health condition.
In 2020, the actor gained the attention of netizens again after he was spotted wandering around and the changes in his appearance because of his condition became visible.
Several celebrities helped him including Nadia Montenegro, Chuckie Dreyfus and Aster Amoyo, however, they decided to stop helping the former actor, claiming that he wanted to use the money he received from donations for other things.
However, Regala denied the accusations from the three celebrities, saying that he didn’t receive any money from them.