Angus Cloud, the actor who gained over “Euphoria” followers together with his endearing portrayal of nonchalant drug vendor Fezco, has died. He was 25.
In an announcement shared to The Instances on Monday, the household stated, “it’s with the heaviest coronary heart that we needed to say goodbye to an unimaginable human right now.”
“As an artist, a buddy, a brother and a son, Angus was particular to all of us in so some ways. Final week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss,” the assertion continued. “The one consolation we now have is understanding Angus is now reunited together with his dad, who was his finest buddy. Angus was open about his battle with psychological well being and we hope that his passing is usually a reminder to others that they aren’t alone and mustn’t battle this on their very own in silence.”
“We’re extremely saddened to be taught of the passing of Angus Cloud,” an HBO spokesperson stated in an announcement to The Instances. “He was immensely proficient and a beloved a part of the HBO and Euphoria household. We prolong our deepest condolences to his family and friends throughout this troublesome time.”
Cloud, born July 10, 1998, in Oakland, by no means deliberate to grow to be a Hollywood actor. Nonetheless, an opportunity encounter in Manhattan led to his breakout position on the Emmy-winning Sam Levinson sequence. He acted alongside Oakland Faculty for the Arts alumni Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Jacob Elordi and Hunter Schafer.
In a 2019 interview with GQ, Cloud stated he met a casting firm consultant in Manhattan and “thought it was a rip-off.” After hesitantly handing out his contact data, he discovered himself within the audition room for the “Euphoria,” pilot and one factor led to a different.
Cloud’s Fezco (also referred to as Fez) was a soft-spoken buddy to Zendaya’s Rue, a young person battling drug dependancy. Donning a series, denims and a striped shirt or cumbersome sweater, Fezco was usually the calm amid chaos — whether or not he was slicing off Rue’s drug provide or romancing Maude Apatow’s Lexi whereas she wrote her messy, autobiographical play in Season 2.
Fezco was additionally the adoptive older brother of Javon Walton’s hotheaded Ashtray.
Cloud’s character usually stated what audiences had been pondering (“You’re confused? I’m f– confused!”), making him a near-instant fan favourite. Cloud’s carefree perspective prolonged into his actual life.
The Oakland native repeatedly went viral on social media. In March 2022, a resurfaced clip of Cloud working his restaurant day job made the rounds. Weeks later, a pink carpet interview with Leisure Tonight despatched Twitter followers right into a frenzy.
“What would you inform the followers who had such extremely, emotional robust reactions to the finale,” an Leisure Tonight reporter requested Cloud on the 2022 Self-importance Truthful Oscars occasion.
“I’ll inform them, ‘that’s what’s up,’” he replied. Cloud went on to reply the questions with quick, deadpan responses.
Regardless of similarities of their demeanor, Cloud instructed Selection in August 2022 that “it does trouble me” when individuals assume Fez is a straightforward character to tackle.
“I introduced loads to the character. You’ll be able to imagine what you need,’” he stated. “It ain’t obtained nothing to do with me.”
As for his head scar, Cloud instructed Selection it was a results of breaking his cranium from falling right into a development pit in 2013. That was a near-death expertise, he added.
The latest season of “Euphoria” — the present has not began manufacturing on Season 3 — ended with Cloud’s Fezco arrested and brokenhearted after a deadly S.W.A.T. raid.
“Euphoria” was Cloud’s first appearing job and led to a handful of subsequent initiatives. After the HBO sequence premiered, Cloud appeared in a number of music movies, together with the movies “North Hollywood” and “The Line.” He’s additionally set to look in the flicks “Freaky Tales,” “Your Fortunate Day” and an untitled monster thriller, in keeping with his IMDb web page.
“We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everybody. We ask for privateness right now as we’re nonetheless processing this devastating loss,” the household assertion concluded.