Angus Cloud, who played Fezco on the HBO hit Euphoria, has died at the age of 25. His family announced his death on Monday, saying “that he had “intensely struggled” with the recent loss of his father.”
Early Life & Career of Angus Cloud
Cloud was born in Oakland, California, in 1998. He attended Oakland Technical High School, where he played basketball and football. After graduating from high school, Cloud worked as a barista in New York City.
In 2019, Cloud was discovered by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson while working at a coffee shop in New York City. Levinson was immediately drawn to Cloud’s charisma and likability, and he cast him in the role of Fezco.
Fezco’s Character on Euphoria
Fezco is a drug dealer who lives in East Highland, Los Angeles. He is a complex character who is both likable and dangerous. He is fiercely loyal to his friends, but he is also capable of violence.
Cloud’s performance as Fezco was critically acclaimed. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2022.
Angus Cloud’s Struggles With Mental Health
In addition to his acting, Cloud was also open about his struggles with mental health. He spoke about his experiences with anxiety and depression in interviews, and he was a vocal advocate for mental health awareness.
The Impact of Cloud’s Death on the Euphoria Cast and Crew
The cast and crew of Euphoria were deeply saddened by Cloud’s death. The Euphoria Twitter account, posted, “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”
Levinson said in a statement, “There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented, and way too young to leave us so soon. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched.”
Angus Cloud was a talented actor with a bright future ahead of him. His death is a tragic loss, but his legacy will live on. He was a kind, generous, and loving person, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out for help. There are many resources available, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).