HBO’s “Euphoria” actor Angus Cloud passes away at age 25

Angus Cloud at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar party in California. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
Angus Cloud at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar party in California. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Fans’ favorite from HBO’s “Euphoria” series, Angus Cloud, passed away at age 25, according to a statement released by his family on Monday.

Sources close to the family told that since coming back from Ireland, where his father was buried a week ago, Angus had been struggling with suicidal thoughts.

According to his representatives, he passed away at the Oakland, California, home of his family. According to the sources, he was staying with relatives as he processed his grief.

“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend,” the family statement said. “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.”

First responders were sent to an area connected to the actor at around 11:30 a.m., according to a representative for the Oakland Fire Department.

“Upon arrival of Fire EMS personnel, the patient was determined to be already deceased,” the spokesperson said by email.

He stated that there was no established cause of death.

Angus Cloud in season 2 of "Euphoria" on HBO.
Angus Cloud in season 2 of “Euphoria” on HBO.

On Monday, as soon as word of Cloud’s passing spread, admirers swarmed to the comment area of his Instagram post to pay their respects. A number of emotional condolences were left on one of his most recent posts that appeared to be a tribute to his father.

“Rip the both of you are reunited again, sweet talented soul gone too soon,” one person wrote.

“Im so sorry, sending love,” another commented. “He was so sweet.”

Cloud, who gained notoriety for his breakthrough performance as Fezco in the HBO teen drama, claimed that a casting agent found him on the street and that he had never performed as an actor before the show. The devoted viewers of the sitcom instantly fell in love with his endearing and humorous demeanor.

He claimed in an interview with i-D magazine from March that he stood out from other performers since he didn’t want fame before accepting the part.

“They were working hard, and they were like, ‘I’m going to make it to the top,'” he said. “For me, it was just like too good of an opportunity to say no to. I had no idea it would go this far.”

In a statement published to its social media on Monday, HBO said how “incredibly saddened” it was to learn of Cloud’s passing.

According to the firm, “He was enormously talented and a beloved member of the HBO and Euphoria family.” We offer his friends and family our sincere condolences during this trying time.

The “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson regretted Cloud’s passing.

The filmmaker stated in a statement that “Angus was unique.” He was just too special, brilliant, and young to leave us so soon. Like many of us, he too battled addiction and depression. I wish he was aware of the number of hearts he affected.

Viewers took a liking to Cloud’s portrayal of Fezco, a young heroin dealer who resided with his grandmother. Fans online cheered for Fezco and Lexi’s relationship, which started in the most recent season. Lexi is played by Maude Apatow.

With his little adoptive brother Ashtray, with whom Fezco took on the role of caregiver, the character Fezco formed one of the series’ closest connections.

One of many people’s favorite dramatic acting moments on the show was Cloud’s portrayal of Ashtray in the season two finale during a gunfight with police.

The actor who played Ashtray, Javon Walton, sent a tribute to Cloud on Instagram with the remark, “Rest easy brother.”

Fans saw how much Cloud’s personality was evolving into that of his character as he participated in more interviews. Playing the traditionally stoic role on some days was mentally taxing, he admitted to Variety last year.

“I’m a pretty easygoing, goofy guy,” Cloud said. “But Fezco doesn’t laugh or smile too much.”

Since his 2019 “Euphoria” debut, Cloud’s individual style has also been on show, adding flair and personality to red carpet occasions. In an interview with i-D, he claimed that his early experiences thrift store shopping in Oakland, California, contributed to the creation of his own sense of style.

Call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 if you or someone you know is in distress. For more information, visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources or call the organization, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to 741741.