Angus Cloud, 'Fez' in Euphoria, died at 25.

Angus Cloud, the luminary of HBO's acclaimed series, Euphoria, has passed away at the tender age of 25.


The demise of Cloud, who portrayed the enigmatic drug peddler Fezco "Fez" O'Neill in the teenage drama, transpired on a somber Monday at his ancestral abode in Oakland, California, as revealed by a publicist.

The Cloud family, with heavy hearts, conveyed, "Today, we bid farewell to an extraordinary soul, leaving us in profound sorrow."

Angus Cloud's cause of passing has not been disclosed.

Recently, Angus attended his father's funeral in Ireland, which significantly intensified his battle with this irreparable loss, according to his family.

Finding solace in the knowledge of his reunion with his departed father, who happened to be his closest confidant, they fondly expressed in their poignant statement.

The family ardently hoped that Angus's candid struggles with mental health would serve as a poignant reminder to others that they are not alone in their afflictions and should not confront these battles in silence but seek support and solace.

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In a heartfelt statement, HBO mourned the loss, proclaiming, "We are profoundly disheartened by the untimely departure of Angus Cloud. His immeasurable talent and cherished presence made him an integral part of the HBO and Euphoria family. Our deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones during this trying time."

Amidst this grieving backdrop, we contemplate the fervor surrounding the teenage drama Euphoria. What makes it such a sensation?

A mere fortnight before, Cloud posted a poignant image of his late father on the Instagram platform, accompanied by the wistful words, "miss u breh."

Angus Cloud had participated in minor acting roles in the films North Hollywood and The Line. He had also graced music videos of renowned artists such as Becky G, Karol G, and Juice WRLD.

Nevertheless, his career soared to remarkable heights after he assumed the persona of Fez, the high school drug merchant, in Euphoria.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, this role propelled Cloud to stardom, and his character underwent significant development in the show's second season.

In a 2019 interview with GQ, Angus confessed that he had never harbored aspirations of fame or acting. In fact, he had been employed at a chicken and waffle eatery when, unexpectedly, he was approached by a casting agent on the street.

"I was perplexed and initially hesitant to divulge my phone number," he recounted to GQ. "I thought it could be a good for nothing scheme."

Since its debut in June 2019, Euphoria captured the hearts of viewers, transforming into a sensation, and by 2022, it became the most tweeted-about TV series of the decade in the US.

Zendaya played the central character, a 17-year-old grappling with drug abuse, depicted on screen indulging in the perilous opioid fentanyl and administering morphine injections.

In 2022, Angus Cloud confronted allegations that the show glamorized drug usage during an interview with TMZ. However, Euphoria's creator, Sam Levinson, was quick to laud Angus's uniqueness and immense talent, stating, "There was no one quite like Angus. He was too exceptional, too gifted, and far too young to depart from us so prematurely."

Sydney Martin, a model rumored to be in an on-off relationship with Cloud, shared heartbroken emojis on Instagram as the news of his demise unfolded.

Javon "Wanna" Walton, Cloud's co-star in the series, who portrayed his adoptive brother Ashtray, posted on Instagram, bidding a solemn farewell, "Rest easy brother."

Expressing her grief, California congresswoman Barbara Lee paid homage to "Oakland's own" in a poignant post on X, formerly known as Twitter. She said, "His incredible talent touched countless lives. His work and legacy will last, making Oakland proud."

Actress Kerry Washington also expressed her condolences on the platform, lamenting, "You will be deeply missed. Rest in power."

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