Many from showbiz are now in mourning following the unexpected death of popular YouTuber Lloyd Cadena.
Among them is Sharon Cuneta.
On her social media account, the Megastar admitted she was shocked when she first learned of the sad news, maintaining Cadena is one of his “anak-anakans.”
“Hinihintay ko pang sabihin mo sa akin Lloyd anak kung ano ang gusto mong gift ko sayo sa bagong bahay mo. Ang tagal-tagal na nahihiya ka pa rin magsabi. Di ka na tuloy nabigyan ng gift nitong ‘Inay’ mo,” she related.
The 54-year-old actress-singer then extended her gratitude to Lloyd for being a “good example” to the younger generation and for having a golden heart, sharing his blessings in his own little way.
“Mami-miss ko ang pagtetextan natin. May COVID pa, di ba dapat ilalabas ko pa kayo ng BNT after tapos pala, iiwan mo kami ng maaga…Jusko nakakagulat naman,” she added.
“Thank you anak. Sabi ko sayo kaya ako natuwa sayo at napamahal ka sa akin ay dahil sa nataunan ko lang na vlog mong isa, napapanood ako ng madami at doon ko nakita ang pamumuhay nyo araw-araw? Tapos sobrang bilib ako sayo dahil sa pagmamahal at pagrespeto mo sa Mommy at Daddy mo. Sabi ko kaya ka bine-bless ni Lord ay kasi mabuti ka na ngang anak, blessing ka pa sa nakakarami. I will miss you, Lloyd. Salamat sa sayang dinulot ng vlogs mo sa akin na lagi kong sinasabi sayo, lalo nung low na low si Inay at sobrang hurt at sad ako…”
Beauty guru Michelle Dy also expressed how much it hurts to lose her “only friend.”
“Lord why did you take away the only one I had…,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
“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…”
The 26-year-old beauty guru then shared how deep her relationship was with Lloyd.
“Some of you may not know… that whenever I’m going thru something online or offline, Si Lloyd ang unang mag-tetext sa akin… as simple as “I love you” yan ang una n’yang text and after that, he will save me. He will save the day. S’ya ang sasalo sa akin…,” she revealed. “We didn’t have so much friends, because we knew that both of us, alam namin na pareho kami… laging nami-misinterpret… we both had strong personalities that not a lot could handle…. but sa aming dalawa, we were our safe place. I was the only one that could handle him and he was the only one the could handle me…”
Celebrities like Maine Mendoza, Barbie Imperial, Bianca Gonzalez, and Kim Chiu, also penned condolatory messages on their respective Twitter accounts, all echoing how great a loss Lloyd is in the industry.
Maine said, “Nakakalungkot. Rest in peace, Lloyd Cadena. Masaya ako na na-meet kita in person at nasabi ko sayo na marami kang napapaligaya, isa na ako doon. I-decorate mo ang heaven ng bonggang-bongga at pasayahin mo pa ang mga angels doon. Gusto nila yooon! Rest easy, Kween.”
Barbie added, “Rest in peace beautiful soul, Lloyd Cadena. Nakakalungkot at sobrang biglaan, parang kelan lang pinapanood ko lahat ng videos nya bata pa lang ako.Praying for him and his family.”
Kim said, “Lloyd Cadena… is this true??? Grabe bakit? Kakapanood ko lang ng house vlog niya nung isang araw… what happened? Grabe naman ang buhay… anong nangyayari?”
Meanwhile, internationally renowned singer Mariah Carey reposted the message of fan club Mariah Carey Philippines that read: “Mariah Carey Philippines mourns the death of one of it’s best loved members, Internet Superstar, @LloydCadena .
“He will be remembered as a generous, kind, loving & humble human being.
“He was one of @MariahCarey’s biggest fans.
“Rest in Power, Lloyd. We love you.”
In the caption, she wrote, “So sad. RIP Lloyd, you will be missed. Sending my prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
On his most recent vlog, Lloyd shared his aim to fulfill the dream of her mother to have their own house.