John Regala, who was renowned for his wide range of iconic villain roles, died on Saturday (3 June 2023). He had been suffering from various health issues including liver cirrhosis and gout.
He was 58 years old. The sad news was first announced by showbiz journalist and talent manager Aster Amoyo on Facebook. The actor’s wife Victoria Scherrer later confirmed the tragic event.
Born John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer, he was the son of character actor Mel Francisco with actress Ruby Regala. He was a popular actor in the early ’80s, appearing in a number of shows such as That’s Entertainment. He also played recurring antagonist roles in several films and teleseryes, earning him the unofficial title of “Bad Boy” along with Robin Padilla and the late Ace Vergel.
He struggled with drug addiction all his life, but eventually sought rehabilitation and became a Christian minister. He was also an environmentalist, serving as the President and CEO of Project Green Evolution Inc., a company that produces the Water Bonsai Organic Root Grower.
According to his wife, Regala died at New Era General Hospital after cardiac arrest. He had been suffering from serious illnesses including cirrhosis, gout, and diabetes for some time.
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The actor of Alyas Baby Face, Primitivo Ebok Ala: Kalaban Mortal ni Baby Ama, The Vizconde Massacre: God, Help Us, and Batas Ko ay Bala died Saturday morning at 6 a.m. Showbiz journalist and talent manager Aster Amoyo posted the news on Facebook, while his wife Victoria Scherrer confirmed it.
Known for his villain roles in tele-series and films, John Regala has been suffering from several health problems including liver cirrhosis, gout, and diabetes. This has led to him spending a lot of time in the hospital.
Recently, photos of a frail-looking Regala wearing a face mask and sitting by a street side food stand with his hands clutching a small bag circulated online. According to his friend Nadia Montenegro, he has been bloated and is not able to consume solid food.
On Saturday, June 3, Regala passed away after being hospitalized for a long period of time. This was confirmed by his wife, Victoria Scherrer, who expressed gratitude to the Iglesia ni Cristo for supporting her husband in his time of need. She also praised his family and friends for being by her side.
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Regala, real name John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer, was a popular Filipino actor who played antagonist roles in movies and TV series. He became famous for his performances in the 1990s alongside Robin Padilla and Ace Vergel. He struggled with drug abuse during his early years in show business but later sought rehabilitation and converted to Christianity, joining the Iglesia ni Cristo.
Regala died on Saturday, June 3, and was buried at St. Peter Chapels in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. His wife, Victoria Scherrer, thanked the Iglesia ni Crist congregation and his friends and colleagues for their support during his terminal illness.
In the 1980s, Regala became a member of popular show That’s Entertainment. He later found success as an antagonist in action movies. His death has saddened many Filipinos.
He had been battling serious illnesses such as liver cirrhosis, gout, and diabetes for quite some time. He was first hospitalized for liver cirrhosis in August 2020 and his health has been deteriorating ever since.
According to his wife Victoria Scherrer, Regala was in critical condition for the past three weeks before his death. She thanked the Iglesia ni Cristo group for their support and said that she’s grateful for all the people who helped her husband. She also said that the family is finalizing plans for Regala’s wake at St. Peter Chapels in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.