Angus Cloud: HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ star, dies at 25

Angus Cloud, HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ series star, passed away at age 25, according to a statement released by his family on Monday.

His family announced the statement, “It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways. Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend. 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 and should not fight this on their own in silence”

Family added, “We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”

When Oakland Fire Department first responders were called to a medical emergency on Monday around 11:30 a.m. PT, Angus Cloud “was determined to be already deceased,” according to the Oakland Fire Department.

Cloud gained fame as Fez on HBO’s Emmy-winning teen drama series “Euphoria,”. On the first two seasons of the program, he played a major role. The movies “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” (2023) were among his other acting credits. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the filmmakers of “Scream 6,” recently cast him in a new horror film at Universal Pictures opposite Melissa Berrera. Additionally, Cloud appeared in several music videos, including Noah Cyrus’ “All Three,” Juice WRLD’s “Cigarettes,” Becky G and Karol G’s “Miamiii,” and others.

Best known for his breakthrough performance as Fez in the HBO teen drama, Cloud said, a casting agent found him on the street and that he had never previously worked as an actor. His endearing and humorous character quickly won the hearts of the show’s ardent followers.

 

On Monday, as soon as news of Cloud’s passing spread, fans flocked to his Instagram comment section to pay their respects. Several heartfelt condolences were left on one of his most recent posts that seemed to be a tribute to his father.

HBO released a statement saying, “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. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”

Angus Cloud told in an interview that he distinguished himself from other actors by not aiming for fame when he accepted the role. He said, “They were working hard, and they were like, ‘I’m going to make it to the top. For me, it was just like too good of an opportunity to say no to. I had no idea it would go this far.”

Cloud was born on July 10, 1998, in Oakland, California. He attended the Oakland School for the Arts. In a 2019 interview, Cloud revealed that he went to school there alongside Zendaya, his “Euphoria” co-star.