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Late vloggers Emman Nimedez, Lloyd Cadena given tribute by leaf artist


Artist Mary Mae Dacanay has paid tribute to late vloggers Emman Nimedez and Lloyd Cadena by rendering them in her unique leaf art. 

The leaf artist from Biñan City posted the leaf art on her Facebook account one day after Lloyd's passing.

"Rest in Paradise Kween Llyod Cadena and Emman Nimedez," she wrote in the caption of her post.

 

Rest in Paradise Kween Llyod Cadena and Emman Nimedez ????

Posted by MM Dacanay on Saturday, 5 September 2020

 

The news of Lloyd's death made headlines and swept social media on Friday, September 4. His family revealed on Sunday that the vlogger tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shortly before his death.

The Cadena family earlier asked for privacy regarding the cause of the pioneer Filipino vlogger’s shocking death at age 26. The family said Lloyd was cremated on Saturday and his remains are at their home in Cavite.

Meanwhile, Emman Nimedez succumbed to leukemia. On August 16, his girlfriend Peachy Santos confirmed his death on Emman's official Facebook page, two days after he was reported to be in critical condition when he encountered kidney failure and blood complications.

It was in May when the YouTube vlogger revealed that he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia but fortunately tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Mary Mae has been making waves on social media with her unique leaf act. She previouly made one for Eat Bulaga Dabarkads Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros aka JoWaPo using langka leaves as well as on "24 Oras" hosts Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Jessica Soho and Atom Araullo.

Mary Mae is among those who lost their jobs amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

According to a report on Reuters, the 23-year-old leaf artist lost her factory job amid the pandemic and came up with a unique new source of income - turning leaves into celebrity art.

She said this venture has helped her survive financially amid the pandemic. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News

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