Beloved Filipino YouTuber Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Dies of Heart Attack

Lloyd Cadena

More details have emerged on the recent death of a beloved Filipino video blogger, who has garnered more than 5 million subscribers on YouTube. 

Gone too soon: Lloyd Cafe Cadena, considered by many as “one of the pioneers of YouTube vlogging” in the Philippines, passed away on Friday at age 26. 

  • Cadena’s family took to Facebook to announce his passing: “It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe Cadena.”
  • The post, which sought for the “public’s prayers, respect, and privacy,” was posted on Cadena’s own Facebook account that has nearly 7 million Facebook followers.
  • While the initial statement did not include the cause of death, a subsequent post on Sunday revealed that the internet personality suffered from a heart attack while asleep. 
  • Cadena’s family also shared that he tested positive for COVID-19 before his death.

  • “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,” the post read.
  • According to the post, all his relatives and loved ones isolated themselves after the diagnosis.
  • Cadena was cremated on Saturday and his remains were kept in the family’s home in Cavite, Philippines.

Short but stellar career: Cadena, who created his first YouTube channel back in 2010, had over 8 million subscribers across two YouTube channels upon his death. He is widely credited for paving the way for other Filipino content creators.



  • Cadena’s fanbase, called the “Cadenators,” expressed their sorrow over the loss, filling his social media channels with messages of condolences.

  • Cadena’s close friend, YouTuber Michelle Dy, posted a series of messages on her Instagram Story last week.
  • “I love you so much Lloyd…and I thank the Lord that I was able to [make] you feel how much you mean to me…I don’t regret anything because I know deep inside I expressed how much I love you and how much I appreciated you and I know you felt that,” she wrote.


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ay ayaten ka per per per permi…

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  • Singer Mariah Carrey, who Cadena named the “Queen of Everything” in a post earlier this year, wrote a post on Twitter grieving the YouTuber’s death when she learned about the tragic news.


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Ohh Akala mo si @MariahCarey no?! 🦋 Happy Anniversary Queen of EVERYTHING!! ❤️ I love you forever 🥰

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