Local celebrities expressed grief over the death of internet personality Lloyd Cafe Cadena. He was 26.
The news of his death was announced on his official Facebook page on Friday, September 4.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe Cadena,” the post read. “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 was one of the country's most popular YouTubers. He entered the world of vlogging back in 2010.
He had more than 8 million subscribers combined over his two YouTube channels, and over 6.5 million followers on Facebook.
In 2018, Lloyd released a book with ABS-CBN Publishing, Ex-Rated: ex – (noun) lubak, wrong turn, mistake, hayop, a compilation of straight-out yet hilarious takes “on the right way to be unloved."
Lloyd was also part of ABS-CBN's YouTube-certified multi-channel network, Adober Studios. He also DJ-ed for 90.7 Love Radio.
Sharon Cuneta, Alex Gonzaga, Maris Racal, Bianca Gonzalez, and other celebrities took to social media to express their shock over the news.
Oh my gosh...When my dog Bella arrived here and was immediately brought to the Vet, and even after she arrived back home, I was in deep sleep. I then attended to her the minute I woke up, and as you know posted videos of her. Imagine my shock when on my IG feed, popped out the news about Lloyd Cadena’s unexpected passing! Lloyd was one of my “anak-anakans.” Hinihintay ko pang sabihin mo sa akin Lloyd anak kung ano ang gusto mong gift ko sayo sa bagong bahay mo. Ang tagal-tagal na nahihiya ka pa rin magsabi. Di ka na tuloy nabigyan ng gift nitong “Inay” mo. Thank you Lloyd, sa magandang ehemplo mo sa mga kabataan at sa dami ng natulungan mo. Mamimiss ko ang pagtetextan natin. May COVID pa, di ba dapat ilalabas ko pa kayo ng BNT after tapos pala, iiwan mo kami ng maaga...Jusko nakakagulat naman. Thank you anak. Sabi ko sayo kaya ako natuwa sayo at napamahal ka sa akin ay dahil sa nataunan ko lang na vlog mong isa, napapanood ako ng madami at doon ko nakita ang pamumuhay nyo araw-araw? Tapos sobrang bilib ako sayo dahil sa pagmamahal at pagrespeto mo sa Mommy at Daddy mo. Sabi ko kaya ka bine-bless ni Lord ay kasi mabuti ka na ngang anak, blessing ka pa sa nakakarami. I will miss you, Lloyd. Salamat sa sayang dinulot ng vlogs mo sa akin na lagi kong sinasabi sayo, lalo nung low na low si Inay at sobrang hurt at sad ako...Thank you also kasi dahil sayo, minahal ko rin ang BNT. Wala namang nakakaalam na magkatext tayo o kami nila Limuel at MG...pero hinding-hindi kita makakalimutan. At gusto ko malaman ng lahat ngayon na mahal kita anak. Madaming nagmamahal sayo at di ka rin makakalimutan. Sa BNT, nandito lang si Inay niyo ha kahit wala na ang Kuya Lloyd niyo...Rest in peace, dear Lloyd...sana ay madami pang tumulad sa pinakita mong kabutihan ng puso mo sa kapwa at sa magulang...I love you anak...I will really, really miss you... @lloydcafecadena @bnt_limuel @bnt_andrew @bnt_gm @baklangtaonprod @bnt_aye @bebang_ricamata @themadamely @iamaivanreigh @joevincatubig
oh my god. Lloyd Cadena was such a joy to watch. Rest in peace. 💔— mr (@MissMarisRacal) September 4, 2020
I only met him and would see him at events but he was always so gracious and his joy would radiate. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. 😢 Rest in peace, Lloyd Cadena. 💔— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) September 4, 2020
It really makes you think. We can be gone tomorrow. Are we living our best life? Are we loving our neighbors? Are we choosing kindness? I never met him but I've heard nothing but kind words about @LloydCadena. Gone too soon. May he rest in peace.💔— Saab (@saabmagalona) September 4, 2020
Ngayon lang ako naapektuhan ng sobra ng ganito.. Ito yung hinabol ko sya sa labas ng mall na naghihintay ng Grab para magpa picture kinapalan ko na muka ko kasi first time ko sha nakita at di ko alam kung kelan ko sha ulit makikita. Ganito pala yung pakiramdam.. Hindi kami magkaibigan, ang alam lang siguro nya Idol ko sya. Alam mo yung feeling na parang kaylangan mo sya sa buhay mo kasi sobrang good vibes nya at sobrang nakakahawa at nakaka inspire sa lahat ng narating nya at halos kalahati nun ay shinare nya sa kapwa nya.. Parang magkaka kulang sa buhay ko ngayong di na kita mapapanuod.. Pero now that you surely are with our Creator, I will be at peace.. Sending my condolences to the family.. Til next time.. @lloydcafecadena