Actor Angus Cloud has died at the age of 25. The actor made his television debut as “Fez” Fezco O’Neill in the gritty HBO hit series “Euphoria,” where he played a complex drug dealer working to make ends meet for his grandmother and younger brother, while protecting his friend Rue from addiction. Cloud starred in the controversial yet acclaimed series alongside Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, and more.
Cloud was an Oakland, California native, and was famously cast off the street at his serving job in Brooklyn, New York, for the popular show. His acting role gave way to modeling contracts with luxury fashion houses, and several untitled projects slated for a 2024 release. The actor’s family did not directly confirm a cause of death, but released a statement regarding his passing.
“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,” the statement to TMZ read.
“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.”
Cloud was a young newcomer to the entertainment industry. The actor was honored at Variety’s 2022 “Power of Young Hollywood” event. The team behind the “Euphoria” official social media accounts shared an on-set photo of the late actor, and a message commemorating the fond memories the cast and crew have with him.
Javon Walton, who plays Cloud’s younger brother Ashtray on ‘Euphoria’, shared a photo of them on his Instagram account in his memory.
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Fellow actress and singer Reneé Rapp shared a brief message about the importance of checking on the mental health of loved ones in wake of his death.
Fans of the show and Cloud’s unique approach to acting are shocked to learn of his untimely passing. One Twitter user made a connection to the recent death or Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor, who passed recently after struggling with a recent death in her family, similar to Cloud. The sequence of deaths continues to spark conversation about mental health reform.
One entertainment journalist recounted a positive encounter with the rising star.
Fans recall the star’s most impactful scenes on “Euphoria.” The actor was often praised for bringing a humane element to a storyline about the drug trade and addiction.
Some recall a famous scene in which his character tears up while watching a movie with his school crush Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow).
Fans encouraged sensitivity at this time. “Euphoria” filming for the show’s third season was pushed back repeatedly due to the several stars’ competitive shooting schedules and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike. Cloud’s death could delay it indefinitely.
Many anticipate further comment from Cloud’s cast mates. The actor notably maintained a close friendship with Zendaya and Maude Apatow, sharing the screen with them frequently.
“Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson is yet to comment on Cloud’s passing. The actor died in his family’s home in Oakland, California.