Here’s the cause of death of John Regala
JOHN REGALA – The cause of death of the veteran “kontrabida” actor has been disclosed following his death.
The award-winning actor passed away on Saturday, June 3. His death was confirmed by no less than his wife Victoria Scherrer. For the past three weeks, he has been under critical care at New Era General Hospital in Quezon City.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to cardiac arrest caused by complications from liver and kidney problems. According to reports, the wake is planned to be held at St. Peter Chapels in Tandang Sora, although additional details have not yet been confirmed by the family.
Regala, whose real name is John Paul Guido Boucher Scherrer, gained fame for his portrayal of antagonist roles in Philippine movies and TV series, particularly during the 1990s. Alongside Robin Padilla and the late Ace Vergel, he was unofficially referred to as one of the “Bad Boys” of Philippine action films.
His acting career began in the mid-1980s as a member of the renowned showbiz group That’s Entertainment. He gained recognition as an action star with his debut film, Boy Kristiano, in 1989. Throughout his career, he took on notable roles such as a villain in Isa-Isahin ko Kayo (1990) alongside Ronnie Ricketts and the lead role as Marcial “Baby” Ama in Primitivo Ebok Ala: Kalaban Mortal ni Baby Ama (1992), a true-to-life action-drama film based on his late uncle.
After a period of hiatus, Regala made a comeback to acting and participated in various projects. He starred in the horror-comedy-thriller film Zombading: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington (2011) alongside Mart Escudero.
Regala was the son of former character actor Mel Francisco and former actress Ruby Regala. He faced career setbacks due to drug abuse but later sought rehabilitation and became a Born Again Christian, eventually joining the Iglesia ni Cristo.