According to a spokesman, Angus Cloud, the outstanding 25-year-old actor who played the drug dealer ‘Fezco’ O’Neill in the popular HBO series Euphoria, unfortunately killed dead at his family’s Oakland, California, home on Monday.
A statement by his family stated that “It is with heavy hearts that we sadly bid farewell to an extraordinary human being today.”
According to his family, Cloud had been struggling with mental health issues and fought bravely in his battle.
The statement read, “We find comfort in knowing that Angus has rejoined with his late father, who was his best friend. “We hope that his friends and family can find comfort in knowing he is not alone and shouldn’t fight his demons in silence during these trying times.”
His death’s reason has not been revealed public.
Just two weeks prior to his passing, Cloud had buried his father and was dealing with emotional struggles.
In the world of Hollywood, Cloud had two film credits, one in Northern Hollywood and the other in D-Line, where he appeared as an extra in music videos for artists like Becky G, Kehlani, and Juice WRLD.
However, his breakthrough came with the role of Fezco, the high school drug dealer, on Euphoria, which expanded his character’s presence in the second season.
In a 2019 interview with GQ, Cloud confessed that becoming an actor was never his original desire, but a chance encounter with a casting agent from a company who saw him at a chicken and waffles joint changed his life.
Cloud said to GQ, “I was stuck, and I didn’t want to give him my number.” “I assumed it was a con,”
The show Euphoria quickly gained popularity after its initial release in June 2019 and became the most tweeted-about TV show in the US until 2022.
The main character, portrayed by Zendaya, is a 17-year-old struggling with substance abuse, specifically opioids, and is often seen taking deadly doses of fentanyl and administering morphine shots on-screen.
In 2022, Cloud had an interview with TMZ where he discussed how the show depicted drug use responsibly.
In Euphoria, he was also known for his on-screen relationship with co-star Javon “Wanna” Walton, who plays Ashtray due to his Ashtray tattoos.
On Twitter, he had been described as “our own from Oakland” and shared the loss from Barbara Lee, a congresswoman from California.
“His exceptional talent touched countless lives. His work and legacy will continue to live on, honoring Oakland,” she posted.
Actress Kerry Washington also took to the platform to say, “You will be deeply missed. Rest in power.