By Marisol Bo-oc | 12:24 PM November 29, 2020
Singer-composer April “Boy” Regino has passed away, his brother Vingo Regino said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2020.
He was 51.
“This day is so sad.. my brother April Boy is gone,” read Vingo’s post.
The post, however, did not identify the singer’s cause of death.
Popularly known as the “Jukebox King”, April Boy quit show business in 2014 after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In 2015, he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy which caused him to lose his sight in his left eye.
April Boy’s 1990s hits include “Paano Ang Puso Ko,” “Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin,” Umiiyak Ang Puso,” “Tanging Hiling,” Ye Ye Vonnel,” “Kahit Kaibigan Lang,” etc.
He was the leader of the April Boys trio which include his brothers Vingo and Jimmy.