Angus Cloud, known for his breakout role as Fez in HBO’s “Euphoria,” has left fans and the industry in shock with his untimely death. As search engines are flooded with questions, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the tragic event.
Who Was Angus Cloud?
Angus Cloud emerged as a new face in Hollywood with his captivating portrayal of Fez in HBO’s “Euphoria.” A character that connected deeply with fans, Fez was a lovable drug dealer who showed the raw and real side of the drug world. Cloud’s genuine portrayal made him a household name in no time. Not just limited to “Euphoria,” Angus expanded his portfolio with appearances in music videos like Noah Cyrus’ “All Three,” Juice Wrld’s “Cigaretts” and a collaboration with Latin stars Karol G and Becky G for “Mamiii.” His talent didn’t go unnoticed as he clinched roles in movies like the 2021 drama “North Hollywood” and the 2023 film “The Line.” His posthumous releases promise more of his raw talent in “Your Lucky Day,” “Freaky Tales,” and an untitled monster film.
What Was the Cause of Angus Cloud’s Death?
The Alameda County Coroner’s Office has revealed that the cause of Cloud’s death was “acute intoxication due to combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and benzodiazepines.” “Euphoria” paints an accurate portrait of drug abuse and serves as an alarming warning about substance misuse. On July 31st, Oakland police officers responded to an emergency call where Cloud was declared deceased at the scene.
How Did HBO React to His Death?
HBO, the network that launched Cloud’s career, expressed profound sorrow. In a statement, they said, “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. At this difficult time, our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. He had planned on reprising his role on Euphoria 3 Season 3, yet to begin production.
What Was Going on in Angus Cloud’s Personal Life?
The tragedy of Cloud’s passing is intensified by the personal turmoil he was undergoing. He was still grieving the death of his father, Angus, whom had just been laid to rest a week prior to Cloud’s own. Their bond was profound; many members of Cloud’s family recognized how much his father meant to him – indeed Cloud regarded his father as his best friend. They added, “The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad. 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.”
The loss of Angus Cloud is not just a loss for the entertainment industry but a grim reminder of the struggles many face in silence. His family’s plea for understanding and the need for mental health conversations is perhaps the most crucial takeaway from this tragic event.