Angus Cloud, a rising actor best known for his role as the drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill in the HBO drama “Euphoria,” died on Monday; his family confirmed the news. He was just 25 years old. Cait Bailey, Cloud’s publicist, confirmed his death on Monday at his family home in Oakland, California. The cause of death, however, was not stated.
“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” Cloud’s family said in a statement.
In a statement after his passing, Angus Cloud’s family said goodbye to “an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son.” He “intensely struggled with this loss,” according to the family, after losing his father just a week earlier.
“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”, the statement added.
“We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone,” his family added. “We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
When the Oakland Fire Department was called to the scene of a medical emergency on Monday around 11:30 a.m. PT, Cloud “was determined to be already deceased,” according to Michael Hunt, the fire department’s public information officer. The Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Coroner’s Office are in charge of the investigation, according to Hunt.
In the 2019 drama “Euphoria,” Cloud had his breakthrough performance as Fezco, a kind-hearted drug dealer who cared deeply for Rue, who was portrayed by Zendaya. The Line, a college drama with Alex Wolff and John Malkovich that had its world premiere earlier this year at the Tribeca Festival, was Cloud’s debut movie and it featured him in a supporting role. Additionally, he has appeared in music videos for Juice WRLD, Becky G, and Karol G. A source confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Cloud had recently finished filming his role in an untitled Universal monster thriller directed by the makers of Scream 6, which will be released in April next year.
“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud,” the official Twitter account of the television program “Euphoria” wrote in a tribute to the actor. “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.” Additionally, Angus Cloud’s Euphoria co-stars and professionals from the film and television industries paid tribute to the late actor on social media.