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Euphoria Star Angus Cloud Dies At 25

The TV show has added a sweet tribute to the actor before two episodes on Max.

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Euphoria star Angus Cloud has died at the age of 25. TMZ first reported his death, saying he died at his family’s home in Oakland, California, before his family confirmed it to Variety. No cause of death has been revealed. “It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” his family wrote in a statement. “As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways.”

According to his family, Cloud (whose birth first name was Conor) was mourning the recent loss of his father. “Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss,” they wrote. “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.” The family ended their statement with a request for privacy as they process “this devastating loss.”

Cloud rose to fame on the Emmy-winning HBO series playing Fezco, a local dealer who had a close relationship with Zendaya’s character, Rue. He was cast after a Euphoria casting director discovered him while walking in Brooklyn one night, making it his first-ever acting role. Shortly after his death was announced, the show’s Twitter account sent their condolences. “We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud,” they wrote. “He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family.”

HBO’s streaming platform Max paid tribute on Aug. 8, when they added an In Memorium message to two episodes of Euphoria, the pilot episode and the Season 2 premiere. “In memory of Angus Cloud 1998 - 2023,” the tribute reads, alongside a black-and-white portrait of the actor.

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Euphoria creator Sam Levinson issued a statement to Deadline soon after, honoring Cloud’s memory. “There was no one quite like Angus,” he wrote. “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.”

A day later, Zendaya shared a sweet tribute on Instagram, posting a black-and-white snapshot of Cloud beaming. “Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor),” she wrote. “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.”

Cloud’s Euphoria castmates and other celebrity peers took to social media to pay tribute, including Javon “Wanna” Walton, who played Ashtray on screen. “Rest easy brother,” he wrote, captioning a touching photo of Cloud embracing him. Sydney Sweeney shared a slideshow of throwback photos and candid memories with Cloud, calling it “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to post.”

Co-stars Kathrine Narducci and Colman Domingo also shared pictures with Cloud, while Alexa Demie, Storm Reid, Eric Dane, and Lukas Gage paid tribute to their co-star on their Instagram stories, as did one of the show’s executive producers, rapper Drake, who described the late actor as a “good soul.”

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