Regina Banali Wiki – Biography
Regina Banali is the well-known wife of Frankie Banali. She is a film producer, director, television presenter, and actress. Her first role as an actress was playing one of the three mermaids who save Robin Williams’s character in Steven Spielberg’s Hook (1991). She has appeared in over 50 films and television shows. She produced and directed a commissioned comedy short for Crackle and PSAs for the HSUS on animal welfare issues. She directed and produced a feature-length documentary called Quiet Riot – Well Now You’re Here There’s No Way Back about the hard rock band Quiet Riot. It premiered on the Showtime Network on January 29, 2015.
Banali owned and operated Celebrity Closet Raiders, a designer resale store in West Hollywood which carried merchandise previously owned by celebrities. She has appeared in fashion segments for The Today Show, E! News, Access Hollywood, The Fashion Team, and Good Day L.A.
Regina Banali Age
Regina Banali is 55 years old.
Banali was married to Quiet Riot drummer and manager Frankie Banali.
In June, while speaking on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk, Banali discussed how he was still in treatment and undergoing chemotherapy. He said, “I knew that when we were switching from the first chemo formula that we were doing for almost a year to the new chemo formula, I knew in advance that the different formula was really gonna wipe out the hair.”
“Right now you probably wouldn’t recognize me,” Banali said. “Not only did it take all the hair on the top of my head, but it took my beard, my eyebrows, my eyelashes. Let me put it to you this way: I have just really improved my Olympic swimming chances with the loss of body hair.”
In April 2020, A GoFundMe account was up by Edem Maureen Beckett to raise money for Banali’s cancer treatment and medical treatment. Beckett wrote,”
[Banali] has undergone 17 rounds of chemo so far, and several palliative procedures to ease symptoms and have been able to make it past the one-year point and even continue playing with the band. It has been a very difficult, painful, and agonizing journey that is not nearly over. He has been getting second opinions, out of network follow up biopsies, infusions, and treatments of alternative therapies that have kept his body strong enough to withstand the chemo.
“This endeavor has accumulated a mountain of medical expenses and now with the pandemic canceling or postponing the entire spring touring season he now being hit financially from the other side as well,” Beckett added, noting that she was aware it’s been a “rough time for everyone,” amid coronavirus. But “if you can contribute anything, it would be greatly appreciated.”
Cause of Death
He died on August 20, 2020, Frankie Banali, the drummer for the heavy metal band Quiet Riot and W.A.S.P, died on August 20, 2020, as reported by his wife, Regina Banali. He was 68.
On April 17, 2019, Banali was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was given six months to live. “He put up an inspiringly brave and courage 16-month battle to the end,” his wife wrote in a statement.
In November 2019, Banali opened up about his diagnosis. He said his decision to keep performing live stemmed from the fact that he had “everything to win and everything to lose in this situation. I intend to treat it the way I treat everything, which is to put everything into it and fight it all of the ways to the end.”
It’s w/great sadness that I announce the passing of @FrankieBanali @QUIETRIOT .As many know Frankie had been battling cancer & passed away last night. He was a great person, friend & musician. Join me now on #TrunkNation @siriusxmvolume 106 as we remember him pic.twitter.com/cqqSQS80vd
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) August 21, 2020
Regina’s Facebook page was filled with messages of condolences and “RIP Frankie” started trending on Twitter, with thousands of fans, friends, and fellow musicians sharing tributes to what Banali and his music meant to them. Dee Snider tweeted, “Wow. What a day. So sad to hear about the loss of
@FrankieBanali. He fought hard until the end. His playing and rock ‘n’ roll spirit will live forever. A fellow New Yorker, Frankie was the real deal. RIP my friend. Take me away from all this death.”
So saddened to hear of the passing of my drumming brother @FrankieBanali. He fought an incredibly brave battle against Cancer and his strength and dignity was truly inspiring…Rest In Peace my friend 😢 #RIPFrankieBanali pic.twitter.com/pTXPuqgScG
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) August 21, 2020
Glen Hughes tweeted, “So very sad that my brother Frankie Banali, passed away last night.
Frankie played drums on the Hughes: Thrall album. There was no one more loyal honorable courageous and committed than Frankie. Words cannot express how I feel. Let’s all share the love for Frankie.”
Frankie’s net worth is unclear.