In a very emotional vlog, the father of Lloyd Cadena, Jun, revealed that hearing the news of his son’s death was the saddest day of his life.
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Abu Dhabi was ‘shocked’ when he was in duty and received a call from his daughter around 9 am, breaking the news that the YouTube sensation has already passed away.
“She told me, Papa, wala na si Lloyd.’ Napakasakit. Ang hirap tanggapin. Napakasakit. Ayaw tanggapin ng puso ko na nawala na so Lloyd. Napakabait na anak,” Jun said.
The OFW couldn’t see his son for one last time as he is currently working abroad
“Ang hirap tanggapin ng isang ama na nawalan ka ng anak. Sobrang hirap. Ginapang namin sila ng kanilang ina mula pa sila sa hirap. Kahit paano nakakakain sila ng tatlong beses sa isang araw,” he said.
“Di bale kaming magulang na hindi kumakain para lang sa mga anak. Ako sanay na ako sa walang kina-kain, makita ko lang mga anak ko na hindi nagugugtom,” he further added.
He said that it was difficult for him to digest the news when his daughter told the bad news.
“Parang nawalan ako ng lakas nung sinabi ng anak ko sa Dubai, ‘Papa, wala na si Lloyd.’ Nagulat ako na hindi ko maintindihan. Maybe two to three minutes or more, tulala ako,” he said.
Lloyd, 26, had tested positive for Covid-19 before suffering from a fatal heart attack on September 4.