Angus Cloud, the young actor best known for playing Fezco on HBO’s Euphoria, has died. He was just 25 year old.
Cloud grew up in Oakland and attended the School of Production Design at Oakland School for the Arts, where he was a classmate of Zendaya. He was later discovered by Euphoria casting director Jennifer Venditti while working at a restaurant close to Brooklyn, though he initially thought she was trying to scam him.
The actor recently lost his father, so he’d been grieving and going through it, as TMZ shared a statement from his family.
“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.”
In addition to Euphoria, in which he played a drug dealer who knows Zendaya’s character, Cloud appeared in the indie movie North Hollywood starring Vince Vaughn. He had already wrapped Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden‘s new ensemble-driven movie Freaky Tales, which I’ve heard is really good, and his new movie The Line recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film co-stars Alex Wolff and John Malkovich.
Cloud had also been cast in an untitled monster movie the Radio Silence guys were directing for Universal. That film stars Dan Stevens, Melissa Barrera, Kathryn Newton, and Giancarlo Esposito.
He leaves behind a brother and two twin sisters.