Wil Dasovich took to social media to express his grief over the death of his fellow YouTube vlogger and friend Lloyd Cadena.
On Facebook, Wil posted a photo of the two of them together along with a caption he dedicated to Lloyd.
“It’s been a tough week and up until now nothing has sunk in yet. Still trying to figure out how to process all of this as Lloyd is the closest friend I’ve ever lost in my life,” Wil wrote on the caption.
Wil said it would take him some time before he can start uploading and “make sense of everything, but for now, it’s time to reflect and remember the greatness of this amazing human being.”
Wil described his friend Lloyd as “the best since the beginning, he was #1, both the king and kween of youtube.”
“Our community is shattered, our hearts are heavy, but we are healing one day at a time,” he added.
“I love you so much man! What I would give to run up and give u a great big hug like I do every single time we see each other,” Wil wrote.
Wil said Lloyd had been his idol since he came into the vlogging scene.
“You were the comedian I always aspired to be, and also knew I could never be,” he wrote.
“You helped me transcend to become the creator I am today and there is not 1 youtuber who was more impactful on the community from the beginning than u were,” he added.
Wil said even now that Lloyd was gone his laugh still resonated through his ears, “your spirit will remain forever within all of us.”
He continued and promised Lloyd that when the COVID-19 pandemic ends their community would all come together to celebrate his life.
“My heart goes out to BNT and all fam/friends of LC. I promise you, one day, even if it’s by 2021 when all of this covid bs ends we will all come together and we will have a huge celebration of Lloyd’s life and what he meant to this world! He was the best there ever was, unmatched!”
The Cadena family earlier asked for privacy regarding the cause of Lloyd’s sudden death at age 26 last Friday, Sept. 4.
They later revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shortly before passing away.
Lloyd was cremated on Saturday and his remains are at home in Cavite.
His friend and fellow vlogger Jerico Delena said Immaculate Concepcion Chapel - Kaingin in Parañaque City had opened its doors to his supporters who wished to condole with his family. – Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/RC, GMA News