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Kayden Sade Addato

February 18, 1992 - July 14, 2022

Kayden Sade Addato filled our lives with love and laughter from 2/18/1992 to 7/14/2022. Though his life was short, he lived everyday true to himself and encouraged others to do the same. He never was afraid to share about his short comings and personal problems, knowing that his experience can help others. Kayden will always be remembered for his infectious smile and laugh, being an amazing cat dad, and his love of music, especially the violin and the love and affection that he showed his family, friends, and his community. Kayden was a proud Trans man and advocate; his loss will be deeply grieved in the LGBTQ+ and recovery communities.
Kayden is survived by his loving partners, Lauren and Dyllan; sister Michelle; brother Tyrone; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; grandmother Patricia and husband Michael; an aunt Karen and son Dylan; and chosen family Gabby and Pete.
His strength, courage and authenticity inspired all who knew him. May his memory be a blessing and his tenacious spirit continue to be an inspiration. Please join us for a celebration of life, on July 30th 2022 at 12 pm at Church of the Covenant, 4415 Boonsboro Rd Lynchburg VA 24503




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This world won’t be the same without you in it. We only talked through social media but if we ever met in person we could’ve talked about anything and would’ve thought we knew each other for years! rest your soul brother. peace and love 💗

Posted by Alexander T on July 27, 2022

Patricia & Michael, I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and His Peace comfort your hearts. Continue to be the shining Lights for the cause of Christ during this heartfelt time as your family grieves.

Posted by Regina A. Morris on July 26, 2022

Kayden and I were on a panel together at Virginia Wesleyan University. I thought the world of him, and I still do. It was an honor and a privilege to share time with Kayden discussing the difficulties and benefits of being transgender. He had so much more to give. This world is not as good without him.

Posted by Paige Flanagan on July 26, 2022

Posted by Thriving Transmen of Color on July 26, 2022

I knew Kayden from Instagram and have been talking with him for years on that platform. Like Kayden, I'm a Trans man, and like Kayden, I struggle heavily with suicidal ideation. Kayden was always there and would reach out when he noticed I wasn't doing well, and that has made all the difference. Kayden is the kind of person whose smile lights up a room. He knows just what to say to comfort you when you're down. Kayden, you are so loved beyond words. You will be missed deeply.

Posted by Maxwell Turek on July 25, 2022

We are saddened by the loss of such a warm and courageous soul. Kayden and his infectious smile were a welcome presence here at Roads to Recovery and we are here as support for his partners, chosen family, and family, if you need us.

Posted by Roads to Recovery, Inc on July 25, 2022

I remember the first day I met Kayden. I had already heard so much about him and his personality beforehand, and he proved it when he sacrificed a day to help me move when my water got shut off. He was such a chill and kind man.

Posted by Mia on July 25, 2022

I went to high school w kayden and had several classes and because of our last names being close together, we sat close in distance. I didn’t ever form a friendship w him, we would just smile and speak in passing. I always admired his talent and ability to play violin. He used to play it during chapel every week on stage. I regret not forming that friendship now and though I wouldn’t say we were close, I do feel the pain of his passing & I hurt for him. Prayers for his family and friends. ❤️

Posted by Anonymous on July 24, 2022

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