YouTube sensation Lloyd Cadena passes away at 26

‘Why did this happen?’ Celebs, socmed icons mourn Lloyd Cadena’s death

MANILA, Philippines — Social media personalities, as well as celebrities, expressed both shock and sadness over the death of YouTube star Lloyd Cadena, who passed away at the age of 26.

Cadena’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Friday.

Social media star Mark Averilla, also known as Macoy Dubs, did not hold back his tears upon learning Cadena’s untimely passing.

In a video posted on Twitter, Averilla said that he got the news from his college friends at Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

According to Averilla, he and Cadena were schoolmates in Letran.

“I’m so sorry… let’s pray for Lloyd,” Averilla said in the video.

Cadena’s fellow YouTube vlogger, Pau Sepagan or Roger Raker, shared a photo of him, Cadena and late YouTube vlogger Emman Nimedez.

“Kayo ang kasama ko noong nagsisimula pa lang ako… Bakit naman ganito mga nangyayari!? Di ko matanggap… Rest in peace mga kaibigan ko.,” Sepagan said.

(I was with you guys when I was only starting. Why did this happen? I can’t accept it. Rest in peace, my friends.)

Vlogger Mimiyuuuh also paid tribute to Cadena, who he called “Kween LC.”

“Thank you for being a blessing to many people. Sobrang rami mong natouch na tao! (You have touched so many people’s lives!),” Mimiyuuuh said.

Although she has never met Cadena, “Cheats” singer Saab Magalona said that she has only ever heard “kind things” about the YouTube star.

“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.”

Television host Bianca Gonzalez, who also has a channel on the video-sharing site, remembered Cadena as “always so gracious and his joy would radiate.”

“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,” Gonzalez said.

Andi Eigenmann then thanked Cadena for the laughter he gave to everyone in his vlogs.

Cadena started his YouTube channel in 2011. He is one of the most followed vloggers on the online video-sharing platform, as he has 5.34 million subscribers on his main channel, and 3.1 million subscribers on his vlog channel, as of this writing. [ac]

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