Lloyd Cafe Cadena's Family Reveals YouTube Star's Cause of Death

Just days after Lloyd Cafe Cadena's death was announced, the YouTube star's family took to Facebook to share how the social media personality passed away.

By Elyse Dupre Sep 07, 2020 8:39 PMTags
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Lloyd Cafe Cadena's family has revealed the YouTube star's cause of death.

The social media personality's loved ones shared details of his passing in a statement posted to Facebook on Sunday, Sept. 6. The statement started off by thanking Cadena's millions of fans for their support.

"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 post read. 

The family then wrote that "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 statement continued. "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." 

However, things soon took a turn.

"On September 4, 5am he was seen by the staff unresponsive and pale looking," the statement read. "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."

At the end of the post, the family noted that "all expressions of sympathy, including flowers and cards, are welcome" and that they could be sent to "Immaculate Conception Chapel - Kaingin."

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Cadena's death was announced on Sept. 4—just weeks before his 27th birthday.

"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of our beloved brother Lloyd Cafe Cadena," a separate statement shared to Facebook read at the time. "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."


During his lifetime, Cadena accumulated millions of followers through his YouTube videos. He posted everything from his "LC Learns" series and unboxing videos to his covers and collaborations. In addition to being a YouTube star, Cadena was an author and a radio DJ. He was also a graduate of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Philippines. 

Several content creators and celebrities mourned Cadena's death on social media.

"This breaks my heart," radio DJ and vlogger Andi Manzano Reyes wrote on Facebook. "You made so many people so happy and have touched many lives including mine. Gone too soon. You will be missed Llyod."