The death of 15 year old athlete Hayden Regal stormed the internet. The online community was anxious and wanted to know what led to the demise of this young lad.
Who Was Hayden Regal?
Hayden Scott Regal was a young athlete who was into various games like football, baseball and wrestling. He was born on September 21, 2006 in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Hayden’s parents are Walter S. Regal and Kimberly Greiner Regal and he also has a younger sister, Madison.
Hayden was extremely kind and loving and everyone who knew him described him as a happy, hardworking lad who was very good in sports.
His sudden death was heartbreaking for his parents, friends, coaches and teachers.
How Did Hayden Regal Die?
According to his parents, Hayden Regal died at his own house on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The family didn’t specify any exact cause of death so we’re just left to assume what may have taken the life of this young lad.
Hayden Regal was training with Seneca Valley Raider Nation Program. In a Facebook post, they mourned the death of Hayden and urged everyone to help his family in this dark hour.
The statement read, “It’s is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this post. On Wednesday, December 15th, we tragically lost Hayden Regal, one of our own. Hayden had been part of our football program since 2017 as a manager, ball boy, and player.
Most importantly, he was a friend, son and a brother to every player, coach, and staff member who had the pleasure to play and work with him. His loss cuts us deep as a football family. The Regal family needs our love and support.
Walt and Kim, his parents, and Maddie, his sister are heartbroken and need us to wrap our arms around them. Please help support the Regals in their darkest time. The GoFundMe fundraiser will help them with funeral expenses and beyond. Hayden was one of the kindest, loving, and giving kids I have ever known. Let’s give our love to his family.”
As of this date, the fundraiser has already raised more than $50,000.
How Old Was Hayden Regal When He Died?
Hayden was just 15 years of age when he tragically died. Right from his childhood, Hayden was interested in sports and he started his career with football playing on various positions like quarterback and outside linebacker for Seneca valley sports team.
He was equally good in baseball where he played as a catcher. He even encouraged his father to play baseball and his father eventually loved the game.
Apart from football and baseball, Hayden was also into wrestling team. He was a proud momma’s boy and loved his sister Maddie and his two dogs. His other hobbies included fishing, hunting and golf.
Overall, Hayden was a complete athlete who was excellent in multiple sports.
Hayden Regal Funeral
Hayden’s funeral was held in Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
Many people remembered Hayden and posted their condolences on the fundraiser page at GoFundMe.
One of his teacher Gregory Smolinski said, “I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to teach Hayden. A people person that is gone far too early. Condolences to the Regal family and all of Hayden’s many friends.”
Travis Lesack, Hayden’s friend wrote, “It’s been a year since I lost my mini bus partner. i love you hayden, not a day goes by where i don’t think of you. love ya buddy.”