“May he be remembered for all the joy and laughter he shared with everyone,” wrote his family.
YouTube star Lloyd Cafe Cadena has died at the age of 26.
The family of the social media personality — who had 5.3 million subscribers to his channel and over 6.8 million Facebook followers — revealed the news in a message posted to his accounts early Friday morning.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe Cadena,” the statement read on his Facebook page. “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.”
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe…
The cause of death has yet to be announced.
The Filipino vlogger started his YouTube channel in May 2011, creating humorous content revolving around everyday life. One segment on his channel — called “Lutobaninat” — is described as a “not so typical cooking show where laughter is the main ingredient.”
The videos have garnered more than 440 million views.
After Cadena’s family confirmed his death, fellow YouTube stars took to social media with an outpouring of love for the young comedian.
I lost my bestfriend today. ? ?
— Madam Ely (@TheMadamEly) September 4, 2020
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!).
Lloyd was one of the funniest, non-toxic, and humble YouTuber I've ever met.
Thank you Lloyd; RIP. pic.twitter.com/AoPtsoByAs
— ??? RICHARD JUAN ????? (@richardjuan) September 4, 2020
“I lost my best friend today,” tweeted Madame Ely, as Andi Manzano Reyes shared, “This breaks my heart. You made so many people so happy and have touched many lives including mine. Gone too soon ? you will be missed Llyod.”
Filipino television host Bianca Gonzalez posted, “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.”
The tragic news follows the recent deaths of other social media stars, including Landon Clifford of “Cam & Fam” fame, who committed suicide at the age of 19 last month. In July, Nicole Thea, 24, who was pregnant, suffered a fatal heart attack. TikTok sensation Siya Kakkar was reported to have taken her own life at the age of 16 in June.
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Sobrang dami kong natutunan kay mars Lloyd. Sa aming tatlo nina Ely, siya ang pinakabata pero most of the time, siya yung parang kuya sa amin because of his wisdom. To say that he’s kind is an understatement. Napakabuti ng puso ni Lloyd. It’s so sad knowing na hindi ko na ulit maririnig yung boses niya, yung mga halakhak niya at mga kwento niya. Pero kung nasaan man si Lloyd ngayon, I know that he’s happy dahil nagawa niya lahat ng mga bagay na gusto niyang gawin dito sa mundo. All he ever wanted was to become a good son, loving brother, selfless friend, nurturing nanay-nanayan to our BNT babies and an inspiration to all of his fan. Lagi niyang sinasabi samin ni Ely na he’s happy with what he has accomplished here on Earth. Kaya mars, kung nasaan ka man ngayon, I hope you are looking at us and sana gabayan mo kami. We promise to make you proud every day. Lahat ng bilin mo, susundin namin. Know that we love you and ngayon pa lang, sobrang miss na miss na miss ka na namin. I thank you God na nakilala kita at naging parte ako ng buhay mo. Maraming maraming salamat sa lahat ng tulong at pangaral na lagi mong shine-share sa amin. Hanggang sa muli mahal kong kaibigan. Mahal na mahal kita…