Family and friends mourn the loss of life of Angus Cloud, the well-loved star of ‘Euphoria’

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Angus Cloud made a deep impression on viewers and his fellow actors, in a TV and movie profession that was nonetheless rising. He is seen right here final fall, attending a dinner on the Strand Bookstore in New York Metropolis. Monica Schipper/Getty Photos for Bottega Veneta disguise caption

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Angus Cloud made a deep impression on viewers and his fellow actors, in a TV and movie profession that was nonetheless rising. He is seen right here final fall, attending a dinner on the Strand Bookstore in New York Metropolis.

Monica Schipper/Getty Photos for Bottega Veneta

Angus Cloud, whose portrayal of a delicate drug supplier on HBO’s Euphoria endeared him to viewers and was paving the way in which for a promising movie profession, died on Monday in Oakland, Calif., in response to his household and colleagues.

Cloud was pronounced useless after being present in his household’s residence. No explanation for loss of life was introduced. His household famous that he struggled with psychological well being and was mourning his father, Conor Hickey, who reportedly died in Might. Hickey was just lately buried in his native Eire.

“Final week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss,” Cloud’s household mentioned in a press release cited by The Related Press. “The one consolation we have now is figuring out Angus is now reunited together with his dad, who was his greatest buddy. Angus was open about his battle with psychological well being and we hope that his passing generally is a reminder to others that they aren’t alone and shouldn’t struggle this on their very own in silence.”

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The ginger-haired Cloud rapidly made the character of Fezco “Fez” O’Neill a fan favourite on Euphoria, enjoying the laconic drug supplier who needs his buddy Rue Bennett (Zendaya) to cease utilizing medication, whilst he copes with a raft of his personal issues.

Cloud’s associates and fellow actors are mourning him

“He was type and gracious and so distinctive. You could not take your eyes off him, on movie or on set,” fellow Euphoria forged member Paula Marshall mentioned in a press release to Individuals journal.

Javon “Wanna” Walton, who performed Ashtray, Fez’s little brother on Euphoria, posted a photograph of the 2 of them hugging, with the tag line, “relaxation straightforward brother.”

Storm Reid, who performs Rue’s youthful sister Gia, shared a video clip from Euphoria of Cloud’s Fez getting emotional because the music “Stand by Me” performs.

“The tears simply will not cease,” Reid wrote on her Instagram Story.

Cloud shot from obscurity to fame

Cloud got here to his most well-known position after a casting director noticed him in New York Metropolis. He mentioned he was initially doubtful on the concept of being “found,” suspecting some sort of rip-off. However when Cloud realized what sort of position the present’s producers had in thoughts for him, issues began to make extra sense.

“As a result of in my thoughts I used to be like, they stopped me as a result of I seem like I could possibly be a star?” he mentioned in an interview with i-D. “Then I am like, no, it is as a result of I seem like I could possibly be a drug supplier.”

After his success made him recognizable in public, Cloud talked about how his personal persona and experiences are vastly totally different from Fez’s. However his followers could be forgiven for pondering they each share the identical low-key cool.

In spite of everything, who else may trigger a stir by popping up at a present at New York Trend Week, sitting within the entrance row subsequent to Megan Thee Stallion — and contentedly munching on a bag of Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos?

“I did not know that that was one thing that anybody would suppose twice about,” Cloud instructed i-D, after a large fan response. “I used to be simply having a snack on the present.”

However as video of the occasion confirmed, Cloud was additionally considerate: When he proffered his snack to his seatmates, they dug proper in.

Then there was the TikTok video of Cloud ready tables throughout brunch in Brooklyn, shortly earlier than getting his massive break. The quick clip, wherein Cloud calmly retrieves used plates whereas ladies dance behind him, went viral.

When Cloud was requested concerning the clip at Self-importance Honest’s Oscars social gathering, he was predictably unfazed.

“I used to be lots of people’s … bus boy, waiter, server, you realize what I imply, in all shapes and kinds,” he mentioned. Requested what that earlier model of himself would possibly say if he may see himself now, he replied with fun, “Rattling, what you doing over there, man? That is wild. The place’d you get that swimsuit at?”

After his breakout success on one in every of HBO’s most-watched exhibits, Cloud, who attended the Oakland College for the Arts in California, discovered roles in films, from 2021’s North Hollywood to this 12 months’s The Line. Different tasks embrace Your Fortunate Day and Freaky Tales — a movie set in Oakland and starring Pedro Pascal.

In a press release about Cloud’s passing, HBO shared condolences together with his family and friends.

“He was immensely proficient and a beloved a part of the HBO and Euphoria household,” the corporate mentioned.

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