Angus Cloud, a fan favorite from HBO’s “Euphoria” series, has passed away at the age of 25, as confirmed by his family in a statement released on Monday.
Battling with Grief
According to family sources, Angus Cloud had been grappling with intense grief and suicidal thoughts ever since he returned from Ireland, where he laid his father to rest just a week before the tragedy. His passing occurred at his family’s residence in Oakland, California, where he was staying with relatives while trying to cope with his loss.
A Heartfelt Farewell
The family statement expressed that their only consolation lies in the belief that Angus is now reunited with his father, who was not just a parent but also his closest confidant and friend. The statement further emphasized that Angus was candid about his struggles with mental health, and his untimely death should serve as a reminder to others that they need not suffer alone in silence, and help is available for those in need.
The Oakland Fire Department responded to a call about Angus Cloud around 11:30 a.m., but unfortunately, the actor was already deceased upon their arrival. The cause of death remains unknown at this time.
Condolences Pour In
As news of Angus Cloud’s passing spread, fans flooded his Instagram comment section with touching tributes. One of his recent posts, seemingly dedicated to his late father, garnered an outpouring of heartfelt condolences and reminiscences of his talent and warmth.
From Street to Stardom
Angus Cloud rose to fame for his breakout role as Fezco in HBO’s teen drama, “Euphoria.” He revealed in an interview with i-D magazine that he was different from most actors, as he never aspired to fame but couldn’t resist the opportunity the role presented. His endearing and comedic portrayal of Fezco endeared him to dedicated fans of the series.
HBO and Fans Mourn
HBO expressed deep sorrow over Angus Cloud’s untimely demise, hailing him as an immensely talented and beloved member of the “Euphoria” family. Creator Sam Levinson mourned the loss, acknowledging Angus’ uniqueness and immense talent, while also highlighting his struggles with addiction and depression. Levinson hoped that Angus knew how many lives he touched with his performances.
A Character to Remember
Angus Cloud’s portrayal of Fezco, a teenage drug dealer, resonated with viewers. Notably, his on-screen romance with Maude Apatow’s character, Lexi, garnered significant support from fans online. Furthermore, Fezco’s close bond with his young adoptive brother, Ashtray, showcased his versatility as an actor, particularly in a dramatic scene during the season two finale.
Farewell, Angus Cloud
Javon Walton, who played Ashtray, posted a touching tribute on Instagram with the caption “rest easy brother.” Angus Cloud’s legacy as an actor and his impact on the “Euphoria” series will be cherished and remembered by fans and colleagues alike.