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Who was John Regan and What was his cause of death?

Popular rock bassist John Regan who played for the Frehley’s Comet band and singer-guitarist Peter Frampton, died earlier today.

Read on to learn how did John Regan die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.

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Who was John Regan?

John Regan was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and bassist. Born in 1979, Regan was best known for his work as a former member of Frehleys’ Comet and Kiss, and for playing with Peter Frampton.

He also collaborated with other significant artists like John Waite, the Rolling Stones, Stephen Stills, Dave Edmunds, Robin Trower, Scandal, Billy Idol, David Bowie, and David Lee Roth. Regan lived in Wappingers Falls, New York.

His career peaked when he performed with Tod Howarth, drummer Anton Fig of “Late Show with David Letterman” fame, and original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley in the band Frehley’s Comet. He met Frehley in the mid-1980s at a friend’s recording studio.

John Regan’s Most Significant Works
Here is a compilation of John Regan’s discography with various artists:

Peter Frampton – Rise Up (1980)
Peter Frampton – Breaking All The Rules (1981)
Peter Frampton – Art of Control (1982)
Bowie & Jagger – Dancing in the Street (1985) (single version)
The Rolling Stones – Dirty Work (1986)
Billy Idol – Whiplash Smile (1986)
Frehley’s Comet – Frehley’s Comet (1987)
Frehley’s Comet – Second Sighting (1988)
Frehley’s Comet – Live+1 (1988)
Bonnie Tyler – Hide Your Heart (1988)
Ace Frehley – Trouble Walkin’ (1989)

Michael Monroe – Not Fakin’ It (1989)
David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise (1993)
David Lee Roth – Your Filthy Little Mouth (1994)
Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive 2 (1995)
Ace Frehley – 12 Picks (1997)
Ace Frehley – Loaded Deck (1988)
Eric Stuart Band – Blue, Dressed In Black (2000)
Ace Frehley – Greatest Hits Live (2006)
Four By Fate – Relentless (2016)
Richie Scarlet – The Catman & The Emperor (2020)

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How did John Regan die?

Renowned bassist and musician John Regan died on Friday, April 7, 2023. He was 71 years old at the time of his death. His death came as a shock to many as the musician appeared young despite his old age.

The saddening news of John Regan’s death was announced by his wife, Cathy Merring-Regan, on Facebook.

“It is with the greatest sorrow and sadness that I let you all know John passed away this afternoon. So many people have posted messages of love and condolences on his phone. I am trying to figure out how to post on any of his fb pages. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers,” Cathay wrote.

“One of his favorite quotes was “All that you can take with you is that which you’ve given away”. From reading your messages, I know he gave much away and so much love was sent to him. He passed suddenly, but that was his wish,” she added.

She concluded with: “I had heard him over the past few weeks having lengthy conversations with many of you and you brought such joy to him. Thank you all for your heartfelt messages.”

John Regan cause of death :

Frehley’s Comet bassist John Regan died suddenly this past Friday. However, no cause of death behind the demise of John Regan was revealed at the time of writing. Many believe that his passing was natural as he was 71 years old.

Regan didn’t have any disease or prolonged medical condition either. This makes us further believe the reports that John Regan died a natural death. However, nothing is confirmed at this time. We have tried reaching his representatives and will confirm the reports soon.

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John Regan Obituary:

An obituary for John Regan is awaited at this time while this post will serve as a digital one. John will always be remembered by his fans and admirers. His contributions to the world of rock music will stay eternal. The way he graced the stage is unachievable.

Tributes for John Regan Flooding Online

Following the death of acclaimed bassist John Regan, tributes have appeared on social media platforms, led by Peter Frampton himself, highlighting his work and an even more attractive personality.

John Regan
John Regan

John Regan

John Regan
Several other fans and friends are paying respect to the late bassist on social media. Meanwhile, the Regan family is preparing for the funeral of John. We will keep you posted on the arrangements.

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