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Angus Cloud died on Monday in Oakland, California. He was best known for his role as drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on the HBO show “Euphoria.” He turned 25.
The Oakland Fire Department said they were called to a medical emergency around 11:30 a.m., but the person was “already dead.” The fire department said they didn’t know what caused the death. The Oakland Police Department confirmed that they are still looking into the death.
In a statement, Cloud’s family said, “It was with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to an amazing person today.” “Angus was unique to all of us in so many ways. He was an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son. Last week, he put his father to rest, and he had a hard time dealing with this loss. The only thing that makes us feel better is that Angus is back with his dad, who was his best friend. Angus was open about his struggles with mental health, and we hope that his death will remind others that they are not alone and shouldn’t fight this alone in silence.
“We hope that everyone will remember him for his sense of humor, his laughter, and his love for everyone,” the statement said. We ask for privacy because we are still dealing with this terrible loss.”
“Euphoria,” an Emmy-winning teen drama on HBO, made Cloud famous when he played Fez. He played a significant role in the first two seasons of the show. The movies “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” were among his other roles (2023).
He was cast opposite Melissa Berrera in a new horror movie at Universal Pictures. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who directed “Scream 6,” are in charge of the movie. Cloud also appeared in music videos like “All Three” by Noah Cyrus, “Cigarettes” by Juice WRLD, and “Miami” by Becky G and Karol G.
Cloud was honored at Variety’s annual Power of Young Hollywood event last year, where he talked about how he was picked up off the street to be in “Euphoria.” Cloud’s first acting job was as Fez. He said, “I was with some friends.” “We weren’t doing anything.”
“It bothers me when people say, ‘It must be so easy! You can go in and be who you are.’ I say, “Why don’t you just go do that?” It isn’t that easy. I gave the character a lot. You can think of anything you want. It doesn’t concern me at all.”
Jennifer Venditti, who was in charge of casting for “Euphoria,” also said, “People think, ‘Oh, he just shows up. He’s just a lazy, high guy.’ Not enough credit is given to Angus.”
Cloud was a fan favorite on “Euphoria,” but the third season hasn’t started filming yet.
HBO said that they were unfortunate to hear that Angus Cloud had died. “He had a lot of skills and was loved by everyone at HBO and Euphoria. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.”
Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, he went to Oakland School of the Arts with his “Euphoria” co-star Zendaya. He was cast in “Euphoria” while working at a Brooklyn restaurant.