Angus Cloud, the gifted actor celebrated for his portrayal of the drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on HBO’s hit series “Euphoria,” has passed away at the tender age of 25. The entertainment world mourns the loss of this young talent, whose potential had no bounds.
Responding to a medical emergency call at around 11:30 a.m., the Oakland Fire Department found Cloud already deceased. The exact cause of his untimely death remains shrouded in mystery, and authorities from the Oakland Police Department are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.
In an emotional and heartfelt statement, Cloud’s family expressed their profound grief over losing an extraordinary human being, artist, friend, brother, and son. They revealed that he had been coping with the recent loss of his father, a deeply challenging experience for him. Angus was open about his struggles with mental health, and his family hopes that his passing will inspire others to seek help and support during their darkest times.
“Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to an incredible soul today,” the family’s statement read. “We cherish the memories of Angus’s humor, laughter, and boundless love for everyone. As we navigate through this devastating loss, we request privacy to process our grief.”
Angus Cloud’s star shone brightly with his pivotal role as Fez on “Euphoria,” HBO’s Emmy-winning teen drama series, where he captured the hearts of audiences during the show’s first two seasons. Beyond his television success, Cloud’s acting prowess extended to the big screen, with notable appearances in films like “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” (2023). His talent had even caught the attention of major Hollywood productions, with a recently secured role opposite Melissa Berrera in an upcoming horror movie from the directors of “Scream 6” at Universal Pictures.
Reflecting on his unexpected journey to fame, Cloud recounted the serendipitous moment when he was discovered for “Euphoria” while hanging out with friends. He passionately defended the depth and complexity he brought to the character of Fez, dispelling any notion that it was an effortless performance.
Jennifer Venditti, the casting director for “Euphoria,” echoed these sentiments, praising Cloud’s remarkable abilities and highlighting the credit he deserved.
In a statement, HBO expressed their deep sorrow over the loss of Angus Cloud, acknowledging him as an immensely talented and beloved member of the “Euphoria” family. As the industry reels from this heartbreaking news, the show’s third season remains on hold, as fans and colleagues alike grapple with the untimely departure of a promising actor.
Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, the actor’s connection to the arts began early in life, attending the Oakland School of the Arts alongside fellow “Euphoria” star Zendaya. Cloud’s journey into acting was an extraordinary one, initiated by a fortuitous casting while working at a Brooklyn restaurant.
The world mourns the loss of a rising star whose captivating performances and vibrant spirit brought joy to countless fans. Angus Cloud leaves behind an enduring legacy that will forever inspire and touch those who had the privilege of knowing him through his work.