On Friday, September 4, beloved YouTuber Lloyd Cadena was announced to have passed away via a post on his official Facebook page written by his family. The announcement read: "It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe Cadena. May he be remembered for all the joy and laughter he shared with everyone. My family and I ask for your prayers, respect, and privacy during this time."
Lloyd, who was only 26 years old at the time of his passing, received an outpour of tributes from his followers and fellow content creators for his kindness, humor, and love he brought out in the videos he produced over the years. On Sunday night, September 6, his family posted another update on his Facebook page, this time revealing details about the cause of his death. The post detailed that he was confined at a hospital on September 1 "due to high fever and dry cough." He was then tested for COVID-19 that day with the results coming out positive two days later on September 3. At that time, "his vitals were okay and had no complaints." However at 5 a.m. on September 4, hospital staff found him "unresponsive and pale looking" and, according to his doctor, Lloyd had suffered from a heart attack while he was asleep. Lloyd was then said to have been cremated on Saturday, September 5, with his remains being with his family in their home in Cavite.
Read the whole post from the Cadena family below:
"There are simply no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the prayers and sympathy you have extended to our family during this time of loss.
"Lloyd was confined in the hospital on September 1 due to high fever and dry cough. He was tested for COVID-19 on the same day which the result came out positive on September 3. As soon as the result of his swab test came out, our family, including BNT immediately isolated themselves. His vitals were okay and had no complaints. On September 4, 5am he was seen by the staff unresponsive and pale looking. As informed by the doctor, he suffered a heart attack while asleep. He was cremated yesterday and his remains is in our house in Cavite in the meantime.
"All expressions of sympathy, including flowers and cards are welcome. You may send them to our address at #14 Scarah, Kaingin Rd., Brgy. Sto. Niño, Parañaque City."
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Cadena family at this difficult time.