Angus Cloud, the actor who played the lovable drug dealer Fezco on HBO’s hit series Euphoria, passed away on July 31, 2023, at the age of 25. His family confirmed his death in a statement, saying that he died at his home in Oakland, California, after burying his father a week earlier. They also revealed that he had been struggling with mental health issues, and urged others to seek help and not suffer in silence.
Cloud’s death shocked and saddened his fans, co-stars, and colleagues, who took to social media to pay tribute to him and express their condolences. Many praised his talent, charisma, and kindness, and shared their memories of working with him or watching him on screen.
Cloud was a newcomer to the acting world when he landed the role of Fezco on Euphoria, a teen drama that explores the lives of a group of high school students dealing with issues such as addiction, sexuality, trauma, and identity. He was discovered by a casting director on the streets of New York City, and had no prior acting experience or training. He auditioned for the role of Fezco, a sympathetic and loyal friend to the main character Rue (played by Zendaya), who sells drugs to support his grandmother.
Cloud impressed the show’s creator, Sam Levinson, with his natural and authentic performance. Levinson said in a statement that Cloud was “one of the most talented actors I’ve ever worked with” and “a brilliant artist who had so much more to give”. He also said that Cloud was “a gentle soul who cared deeply for the people around him”.
Cloud became a fan favorite on Euphoria, which premiered in 2019 and has won several awards, including three Emmys. His character Fezco was praised for his complexity and depth, as well as his chemistry with Zendaya’s character Rue. Cloud also showed his comedic skills and charisma in several scenes and interviews.
Cloud appeared in both seasons of Euphoria, which aired in 2019 and 2023. He also starred in a short film called North Hollywood in 2020, which was directed by his friend Mikey Alfred. He had plans to pursue more acting projects in the future, as well as music and fashion.
Cloud was born in Oakland, California, on October 17, 1997. He grew up in a musical family, as his father was a drummer and his mother was a singer. He had two sisters and a brother. He moved to New York City when he was 18 to study music production at The New School. He also had a passion for skateboarding and photography.
Cloud had a close relationship with his father, who died in July 2023 after a long illness. Cloud traveled to Ireland to attend his funeral and pay his respects. His family said that he was devastated by his father’s death and had a hard time coping with it.
Cloud’s family also said that he had been battling depression and suicidal thoughts for a long time and that he had sought professional help but did not find it effective. They said that he felt alone and hopeless and that he did not want to burden anyone with his problems. They urged anyone who is suffering from mental health issues to reach out to someone they trust or call a hotline for support.
Cloud’s death is a tragic loss for the entertainment industry and his fans, who will miss his talent, charm, and smile. He left behind a legacy of memorable performances and inspiring stories that will live on through his work and his loved ones.