Angus Cloud who starred on the HBO show Euphoria, which was riddled with glorified sex and excessive drug use, has died at his family’s home in Oakland.
“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. 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,” the actor’s family said in a statement.
Oakland Police Department and Fire Deptment responded to a 911 call made around 11:30am Monday by Angus Cloud’s mother. She reported a “possible overdose,” and said Angus did not have a pulse. He was eventually pronounced dead on the scene.
A source close to the family states Angus had been battling severe suicidal thoughts after getting back from Ireland, where they laid his father to rest. We’re told he was staying with his family as he tried to work though overcoming the grief.
Angus was a rising star in Hollywood, and will perhaps best be remembered for his breakout role in the hit HBO series from 2019 to 2022 he starred as Fezco, the sometimes drug dealer / guardian angel for Zendaya’s character, Rue Bennett.
Angus’ other credits include roles in movies like The Line and North Hollywood and cameos in music videos from artists like Becky G, Karol G and Juice WRLD. He’s got 2 projects that are due to come out.
Angus spoke out in March 2022, when he was staunchly defending Euphoria against accusations that it glorified drug use. In his view, he felt like Euphoria only showed the brutal reality that teens and young adults are dealing with in modern-day America.
Angus was born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey in Oakland, California in 1998. He attended the School of Production Design at Oakland School for the Arts, where he was a classmate of his Euphoria co-star Zendaya Coleman.
Our condolences to the Cloud family and their friends during this difficult time.