Euphoria star Angus Cloud has died. He was 25.
His family announced the news in a statement obtained by multiple media outlets this morning.
“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 all of us in so many ways,” their statement began.
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“Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss,” the statement continues.
“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.”
On July 14, Cloud shared a photo of his father to his official Instagram account alongside an edited caption: “miss u breh”.
“We hope the world remembers him for his humour, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss,” the statement concluded.
No cause of death has been given at this time, though his family has confirmed he died at their home in Oakland in California.
The official social media accounts for HBO and Euphoria have paid tribute to the star, writing alongside a snap of Cloud on-set: 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,” the tribute continued. “We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
Cloud rose to fame in 2019 thanks to his Euphoria role as Fezco, a drug dealer with a sweet nature who was close to Zendaya‘s character Rue.
In March, Cloud, who was born in Oakland, California, told iD a casting agent discovered him on the streets of Brooklyn in New York City.
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”I definitely thought it could be some kind of scam,” he laughed as he told the publication. “Then they brought me back in and they showed me the role, and it made more sense. Because in my mind I was like, they stopped me because I look like I could be a star? Then I’m like, no, it’s because I look like I could be a drug dealer.”
Cloud then said that when Euphoria – which has been nominated for 25 Emmys and has won nine – took off, he was surprised by his success.
“The difference between me and everyone else who’s famous it’s that they were trying to go get famous, for the most part,” he said in the interview.
“They were working hard, and they were like, ‘I’m going to make it to the top’. For me, it was just like too good of an opportunity to say no to. I had no idea it would go this far.”
Cloud also starred in The Line, North Hollywood, as well as music videos for artists including Juice WRLD, Becky G, and Karol J.
If you or someone you know needs immediate or mental health-related support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or via lifeline.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
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