Following the unexpected passing of internet celebrity Lloyd Cadena, fellow YouTuber and real-life bestfriend Michelle Dy took to social media to express her grief.
With Mariah Carey’s ‘Thank God I Found You’ playing in the background, the 28-year-old broke to tears as she reminisced her friendship with her bestfriend.
Cadena was an avid fan of Mariah Carey.
“I love you so much, Lloyd.. And I thank the Lord that I was able to made 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…” Dy wrote.
Cadena first met Dy when he traveled from Paranaque to Quezon City “without any hesitations or complains”.
“I will forever remember this day and it will humble me for the rest of my life” Dy stated.
Lloyd Cafe Cadena, also known as Kween LC, was one of the first-ever vloggers in the Philippines. Some dub him as among the pioneers of the Pinoy YouTube Community.
He launched his YouTube career when he just a student but soon skyrocketed to fame. Due to his success, he has managed to garner over 5 million subscribers as of September 2020.
Cadena was a multi-talented personality that exudes a larger than life energy in his videos. Aside from being an entertainer, radio personality, and author, Cadena is known for being generous to less fortunate people.
In 2018, he also provided health and sanitary kit packs to La Huerta Elementary School.
Donated 300 packs of Health & Sanitary kit this morning ❤️ Rush ito kaya konti lang ang napack namin. Bawi nalang this coming June 8 for the school supplies #blessed #thankyou #alumni pic.twitter.com/kPI3Gqtv7d
— Lloyd Cafe Cadena (@LloydCadena) May 28, 2018
Additionally, he contributed and encouraged everyone to donate to non-governmental organizations (NGO) that are working for the relief operations and rehabilitation of areas in Mindanao that were badly hit by earthquake.
Just donated to NGOs working for relief operations and rehabilitation for earthquake stricken areas in Mindanao. P20,000 to ADDU Samahan & P20,000 to Caritas Manila. I encourgae everyone to help in any way you can. You can send your donations here pic.twitter.com/Is6PtBXsZn
— Lloyd Cafe Cadena (@LloydCadena) November 2, 2019
And during the pandemic, he fulfilled his mom’s dream of having their own house and has allocated learning equipment for students in the new normal.
On Monday, Cadena’s family confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 before encountering a cardiac arrest during his sleep, which lead to his demise. He would have been 27 on September 22.