Lloyd Cadena was tested positive for COVID-19 and “suffered a heart attack while asleep,” his family confirmed, 2 days after his death announcement on Facebook.
“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.
“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. 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.
“On September 4, 5am he was seen by the staff unresponsive and pale looking. 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.
“All expressions of sympathy, including flowers and cards are welcome. You may send them to our address at #14 Scarah, Kaingin Rd., Brgy. Sto. Niño, Parañaque City.”
There are simply no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the prayers and sympathy you have extended to our family…
An outpouring of condolences flooded social media as news of KweenLC (a moniker given to Cadena by his community) spread. The news even reached his idol Mariah Carey.
Lloyd Cadena was more than just a face you saw on your social media feed. He was a student, a good brother to his siblings, and an activist.