Tributes for Lloyd Cafe Cadena as YouTuber Dies Aged 26

Popular YouTuber Lloyd Cafe Cadena has died. He was 26 years old.

A post on his official Facebook page confirmed the news Friday, reading: "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."

No cause of death was mentioned.

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe...

Posted by Lloyd Cafe Cadena on Friday, September 4, 2020

With more than five million subscribers, Cadena was one of the Philippines' most beloved internet personalities.

Cadena started his channel in 2011, and was known for his funny and lighthearted videos that featured everything from cooking, unboxing, pranks and candid vlogs about his daily life, which often featured his family members.

One of Cadena's last posts on social media came just this week when on September 2 he tweeted: "Healing for everyone!"

News of the vloggers' death has shocked and saddened fans with many taking to Twitter to express their grief.

Filipina actress and singer-songwriter Maris Racal said that Cadena was "a joy to watch."

"oh my god. Lloyd Cadena was such a joy to watch. Rest in peace," she tweeted.

Hong Kong TV personality Richard Juan reminisced on his collaboration with Cadena.

"Not a lot of you may remember this, but one of the first collabs I ever did was with Lloyd Cadena (he agreed to collab with me when I was literally at less than 10k subs!)," he wrote. "Lloyd was one of the funniest, non-toxic, and humble YouTuber I've ever met. Thank you Lloyd; RIP."

Fellow YouTuber Rei Germar added: "Rest in Peace @LloydCadena."

Actress Saab Magalona reflected on Cadena's passing, with a heartfelt message to fans, writing: "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."

TV host Bianca Gonzales added: "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."

Director Mark Reyes tweeted a photo with the late YouTuber, with the message: "Rest in peace, @LloydCadena. Mamimiss kita. Thank you for everything na natulong mo samin. We love you."

Singer Mikey Bustos also expressed his devastation at the loss of Cadena, adding: "Oh no!@LloydCadena, say it ain't so! Another legend lost, and one of the few Youtubers @appleboyrj and I called a close friend. We are not okay. You will be missed, Lloyd! Love you, brother! There will be no other creator like you! #RIPLloydCadena."

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