The family of vlogger Lloyd Cadena revealed Sunday night the internet sensation’s cause of death days after 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,” the Cadena family said in a post on Lloyd’s official Facebook page.
“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,” the family said.
The world was shocked when the news broke that Lloyd died on Friday, September 4. A netizen first posted it on social media and said the Youtube star died of cardiac arrest due to COVID-19.
Lloyd Cadena cause of death
The family then asked for privacy and time to grieve before confirming the cause of death of Lloyd Cadena.
“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,” the family said.
Lloyd was a Filipino YouTuber, vlogger, radio personality, and author. He was one of the most popular YouTubers in his native Philippines, with over 5.29 million subscribers on the platform at the time of his death.
Lloyd’s first video was his parody of Lady Gaga’s Telephone, on his separate channel “Kween LC Updates” on 2010. He started vlogging while he was still a student in 2011, and has since become one of the internet’s most beloved personalities, known for his comedic antics unfolding against his signature bright pink video background.
Lloyd Cadena died at the age of 26 on 4 September 2020 after having a cardiac arrest as the cause of death. His family later announced that he also tested positive for COVID-19. His death came two weeks before his 27th birthday.