The family of Angus Cloud, who was most known for playing Fezco in the HBO series Euphoria, announced on Monday that he had passed away. He was 25.
“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,” Cloud’s family said. “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.”
The statement continued: “We hope the world remembers him for his humour, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss.”
Cast members also shared emotional tributes to Angus Cloud. Zendaya posting a picture of Cloud in black and white described him as an infinite beauty.
“Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor),” she wrote, referring to Cloud’s birth name. “I’m so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother, to see his warm kind eyes and bright smile, or hear his infectious cackle of a laugh (I’m smiling now just thinking of it) I know people use this expression often when talking about folks they love…‘they could light up any room they entered’ but boy let me tell you, he was the best at it. I’d like to remember him that way. For all of the boundless light, love and joy he always managed to give us. I’ll cherish every moment.”
Concluding the note with, “My heart is with his mother and family at this time and please be kind and patient as grief looks different for everyone.”
In a statement to Deadline, Euphoria creator Sam Levinson remarked, “There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon. He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in peace and God Bless his family.”
Barbie Ferreira, who left Euphoria in August 2022, paid tribute to Cloud on Instagram with a smiling image writing “I love you so much. you will be missed tremendously.”
Sydney Sweeney reminisced on Instagram about Cloud’s sense of humor, highlighting the shared sense of humor among his castmates. “Angus you were an open soul, with the kindest heart, and you filled every room with laughter,” she wrote in the caption. “This is the hardest thing ive ever had to post, and im struggling to find all the words. You will be missed more than you know, but I’m so blessed to have known you in this lifetime, and I’m sure everyone who has ever met you feels the same. This heartache is real and I wish we could’ve had one more hug and 711 run. All my love is with you. 🖤”
Javon Walton – who played his on-screen brother shared a photo of them hugging with the caption “Rest easy brother❤️🕊️.”
Storm Reid wrote, “Wish i could hear you say ‘fammmmmmmmm’ or ‘how’s momz’ one more time. i’ve always respected your kindness, tomfoolery, and ability to take up space. wish we could’ve shared the screen together. never gonna forget about you dawg. you are SO loved. ♥️”
Dominic Fike paid tribute to his costar and friend during Houston concert. “This was the first time I feel like I knew the person well enough to cry over and like, feel something, and it was weird,” Fike, 27, said in a video recorded by an audience member. “And I had to like, I was on my way to get a massage, which sounds so f—ing stupid at the time, and I got this call and it f—ed me up. Obviously, I didn’t get the massage.”
Eric Dane, who played Cal Jacobs’ father, expressed sadness on Instagram, stating that Cloud was a one-off. Alexa Demie, known as Maddy Perez, posted a broken heart emoji on a black background. Chloe Cherry shared a picture of Fez and her character Faye chilling, saying “Miss you bro.” Cloud passed away at his family’s Oakland home in California. He was transparent about his struggles after a brain injury in 2013, stating that his mother’s decision saved his life. Cloud was set to star in the horror thriller Your Lucky Day and the drama Freaky Tales.