The Grammy Award-winning singer reposted a tweet from a Philippine fan page, and said, “So sad. RIP Lloyd, you will be missed. Sending my prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
The original fan page tweet said: ”Mariah Carey Philippines mourns the death of one of [its] best loved members, Internet Superstar @LloydCadena.”
The community of Carey fans remembered Cadena as “a generous, kind, loving & humble human being.”
Lloyd Cadena's passing was announced on September 4, 2020. The YouTuber was just 26. On September 6, his family announced via his official Facebook page that he was positive for COVID-19 at the time of his passing.
"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, [at] 5 a.m., 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 at Immaculate Conception Chapel - Kaingin."
Cadena, known to fans as “Kween LC”, was one of the pioneering vloggers on YouTube, uploading videos as early as 2011 while he was a student at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. At the time of his death, he had amassed 5.3 million YouTube subscribers and 6.8 million followers on Facebook. His most popular vlogs racked views in the millions, with his most popular video Mga Ganap Sa Jeepney (LAPTRIP to Bes!) garnering more than 10 million views.
He was also a published author, coming out with the book Ex-Rated—a compilation of funny anecdotes and sayings—in 2018.
This story originally appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.