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Angus Cloud Death Under Investigation, 911 Call Reported Possible Overdose
August 1, 2023
Euphoria star Angus Cloud has passed away at 25, and for now, the cause of the death remains unknown, and the authorities have launched an investigation. Here’s what we know of the tragedy till now…
A 911 Call Came In From Angus Cloud’s Mother
As per a report from TMZ, Oakland PD, and Fire Dept. responded to a 911 call made around 11:30 AM Monday by Angus Cloud’s mother. She reported a “possible overdose,” and said that Angus did not have a pulse. After the authorities arrived, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Sources close to the family suggest that Angus might have been battling severe suicidal thoughts after returning from Ireland, where they had gone to do the final rites of his father, who recently passed away. He was staying with family to try and battle his grief.
A statement from the family reads: “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 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 his passing can remind others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence.”
Cloud’s family also requests privacy as they struggle through this difficult time, saying, “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone. We ask for privacy now as we are still processing this devastating loss.” For now, nothing has been said about the manner of his death, although the statement suggests it could have something to do with his struggle to cope with his father’s death.
Angus Cloud Was A Rising Hollywood Star
Angus was going great guns in Hollywood, though he will perhaps be best remembered for his breakout role in the hit HBO series, “Euphoria.” He played Fezco from 2019 to 2022, the drug dealer plus guardian angel for Zendaya’s character, Rue Bennett. Cloud co-starred in the series with the likes of Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, Maude Apatow, and more. He was discovered by the show’s casting department while working in a restaurant in New York.
“Euphoria” director Sam Levinson remembers Cloud, “There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, talented, and young to leave us so soon. He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in peace, and God Bless his family.”
Cloud also starred in movies like “The Line” and “North Hollywood.” Plus, he’s had cameo appearances in the music videos of artists Becky G, Karol G, and Juice WRLD and also had a few projects lined up.
Javon “Wanna” Walton, who played Cloud’s on-screen little brother Ashtray on “Euphoria,” shared a post to Instagram remembering his co-star.
Celebrities Pour In Their Tributes For The Young Star
“Euphoria’s” official Twitter handle was quick to put in a tribute, remembering Cloud for all that he was:
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. pic.twitter.com/PLqkz5Rshc
Musician Kid Cudi responded to this tweet, writing, “This hurts man. One of the most real dudes in this business. F–k.”
Musician Quest Love also put up a social media post, writing, “Fez was the spiritual center of Euphoria and definitely my fav character on the show. Love to his entire family and to those who knew him.” Fans also felt his loss, as one wrote, “Heartbreaking! He literally just buried his father last week 🥺💔 now they are reunited and may they rest in paradise together!”
Actress Rachel Zegler also Tweeted:
please remember how loved you are. this world is so quick to make you feel otherwise. there are reasons to stick around. and this world needs you. oh, angus. we celebrate you.