“Euphoria” star Angus Cloud is dead at the age of 25, TMZ first reported.
In a statement, Cloud’s family said, “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.”
“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.”
While no cause of death was listed, Cloud had been open about his struggles with drug abuse.
Born in 1998 in Oakland, California to an Irish family, Cloud grew up in the city, and studied production design at the Oakland School for the Arts. At just 21, he rose to prominence as Fez, a drug dealer with a heart of gold, in the HBO teen drama “Euphoria.” A main cast member and fan favorite during the show’s first two seasons, in 2019 and 2022, Cloud made his acting debut in the role. Famously, the actor was plucked off the streets of Manhattan by casting director Jennifer Venditti to take on the role; at the time, he was working at a chicken-and-waffle restaurant.
Outside of his performance in “Euphoria,” Cloud had acting credits in the films “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line,” which starred Alex Wolff and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this June. He recently was cast in an upcoming untitled horror film from Universal Pictures. Directed by “Ready or Not” and “Scream” filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
IndieWire has reached out to Cloud’s manager for further comment.
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