John Ridsdel died on April 25, 2016.
He was a Canadian businessman from Calgary, Alberta.
John was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Muslim militants in the Philippines on September 21, 2015, and beheaded by the group on 25 April 2016.
Ridsdel was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Muslim militants in the Philippines on September 21, 2015, in a raid by Abu Sayyaf militants on Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort, on Samal Island in the southern Philippines.
The gunmen disarmed the resort’s security guards, then they abducted four individuals from the resort, the Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall, the Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, the resort’s marina manager and a Filipino woman, Teresita Flor.
Then, later the kidnappers issued demands for a massive ransom to be paid for the release of the kidnapped victims, reportedly 300 million pesos (around $6.5 million) for each of the three foreigners seized.
When the deadline lapsed on 25 April 2016, they went on to behead Ridsdel.
However, the fate of the others was not yet known as of April 26, 2016.
John Ridsdel passed away at 68 yrs old.