Angus Cloud, ‘Euphoria’ star, dead at 25
Angus Cloud, a young actor best known for his role in the drama “Euphoria,” has died, his family announced in a statement to CNN on Monday. He was 25.
It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways.
Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend.
Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence, they wrote.
“We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone,” his family added. “We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
The cause of death Angus Cloud
The cause of his death has not yet been confirmed, but TMZ reported that Cloud’s mother said he died of a “possible overdose” on July 31, 2023.
Cloud rose to fame for portraying Fezco “Fez” O’Neill, a drug dealer with a heart of gold, on the HBO series “Euphoria,” which stars Zendaya as a teenager struggling with addiction and mental health issues. The show has been praised for its raw and realistic depiction of the challenges faced by young people today.
Cloud was discovered by the show’s creator, Sam Levinson, who spotted him on the street in New York and offered him an audition. Cloud had no prior acting experience but impressed Levinson with his natural charisma and authenticity.
Levinson remembered Cloud in a statement on Monday evening: “There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented, and way too young to leave us so soon,” Levinson wrote. “He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in peace and God Bless his family.”
Cloud’s co-stars and fans also expressed their grief and condolences on social media. Javon Walton, who played Fez’s younger brother Ashtray on the show, posted a tribute to Cloud on Instagram: “Rest easy brother❤️ praying,” he captioned the post alongside a photo of the two of them together.
A heartwarming scene from “Euphoria” featuring Cloud and Zendaya singing “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King also went viral on Twitter, with many users sharing their favorite moments of Cloud’s character. HBO tweeted out a statement shortly after his death was confirmed expressing condolences to his loved ones at this time.
“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.
” Cloud attended the Oakland School for the Arts and studied technical theater. He also appeared in the films “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” (2023).