Rest in peace, Angus.
Angus Cloud, known for his role as Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on HBO’s “Euphoria,” passed away at 25. The actor died on Monday, July 31, 2023, at his family home in Oakland, California, after struggling with losing his father, whom he cherished.
In a statement, the Cloud family expressed their heartbreak, remembering him as an incredible person and finding comfort in knowing he was now reunited with his beloved father, his best friend.
They emphasized his openness about battling mental health issues, hoping his passing would remind others that they are not alone and should seek support.
Many in the entertainment industry and fans expressed sorrow and paid tribute to the late actor on social media.
Model Sydney Martin, rumored to be in an on-off relationship with Angus, shared broken heart emojis on Instagram, and Angus’ co-star Javon “Wanna” Walton, who played his adoptive brother Ashtray on the show, wrote, “Rest easy, brother.”
California congresswoman Barbara Lee honored “Oakland’s own” in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), highlighting his immense talent and impact on countless lives. Actress Kerry Washington also paid her respects on the platform, saying, “You will be deeply missed. Rest in power.”
HBO, the network behind “Euphoria,” acknowledged Angus’ immense talent and expressed their sadness at the loss of a beloved member of the “Euphoria” family.
Angus Cloud in “Euphoria”
Angus Cloud’s career began to soar after winning the role of Fez, a high school drug dealer in “Euphoria.” He became a breakout star, and his character was expanded in the show’s second season.
His journey to acting was unexpected, as he had no aspirations to become a star. Angus worked at a chicken and waffle joint when a casting company agent approached him on the street, leading him to “Euphoria.”
“Euphoria” quickly became a hit after its debut in 2019, with Angus’s performance praised by fans and critics alike. The show’s creator, Sam Levinson, mourned the loss of Angus, describing him as a one-of-a-kind talent taken too soon.
If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health difficulties, you can reach out to the National Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 0917-899-8727/090-863-92672 or visit Mental Health PH for more resources.
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