Nadia Montenegro, Chuckie Dreyfus and Aster Amoyo expressed their sadness for the passing of former action star John Regala.
On June 3, 2023, John’s wife Victoria Scherrer confirmed the news, saying that the ‘Bad Boy’ of Philippine Cinema ended his battle with liver and kidney complications.
Nadia and Aster were the first celebrities who reacted to the news as they became part of John’s fundraising when he went viral in 2020.
Aster gave details about John’s interment.
Meanwhile, Nadia dedicated a message to her former colleague.
“Rest In Peace John. Tapos na ang hirap mo tol.” she said.
Chuckie Dreyfus also said that despite his past issues with John, he still prayed for the eternal repose of the actor’s soul.
“Sa kabila ng lahat, nalulungkot po ako sa balitang pagpanaw ni John. He was a talented actor and brought joy to many through his performances. I sincerely hope that he found peace in his final days. My thoughts are with his loved ones at this time,” Chuckie remarked.
It can be recalled that Nadia, Aster and Chuckie took care of John’s donations and finances for several months until they decided to end their help to the actor.
In an interview with Pep.ph, Nadia, Chuckie and Aster accused John of using the money he received for vices.
“I feel so used. I feel so scammed. Ang sakit ng ginawa niya talaga, e. Lahat kami naloko talaga.” Chuckie said.
However, John denied the accusations, saying that he didn’t receive any money from the three.
“I didn’t receive a single cent from what they collected. I have asked it from them but they didn’t give anything to me,” he said.