Angus Cloud, best known for his role as Fezco on ‘Euphoria,’ has sadly passed away at the age of 25, his family announced the news in a statement on Monday.
Angus Cloud was well-known as a rising star best known for his role as Fezco in HBO’s ‘Euphoria.’ The talented actor unfortunately passed away this week at the age of 25, according to a statement from Cloud’s family.
“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. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
First responders from the Oakland Fire Department were dispatched on Monday at 11:30 a.m. PT for a medical emergency when Cloud was discovered and determined to already be deceased when they arrived, according to Michael Hunt, who spoke with CNN, a public information officer for the fire department.
Hunt also stated that the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Coroner’s office were handling the investigation.
Cloud became a mainstream hit back in 2019 playing Fezco on HBO’s Euphoria, a sweet-natured individual who cared deeply for his struggling friend Rue, played by Zendaya. Along with HBO, Euphoria co-star Storm Reid posted an emotional tribute for Cloud on her Instagram on Monday after the news broke, stating that “the tears just won’t stop.”
“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.”
In a recent interview with iD, Cloud discussed his rise in stardom after being discovered by a casting agent in Brooklyn.
“I definitely thought it could be some kind of scam,” he laughed. “Then they brought me back in and they showed me the role, and it made more sense. Because in my mind I was like, they stopped me because I look like I could be a star? Then I’m like, no, it’s because I look like I could be a drug dealer.”
“The difference between me and everyone else who’s famous it’s that they were trying to go get famous, for the most part. They were working hard, and they were like, ‘I’m going to make it to the top’. For me, it was just like too good of an opportunity to say no to. I had no idea it would go this far,” he told the publication.
“Oakland’s where my heart’s at. It’s just a beautiful place to be.”
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.