Angus Cloud, the talented actor renowned for portraying the drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Euphoria,” passed away on Monday at the age of 25. The news came as a shock to fans and the entertainment industry alike.
Authorities from the Oakland Fire Department responded to a medical emergency at approximately 11:30 a.m., but unfortunately, Cloud was already deceased upon their arrival. The cause of his untimely death remains unknown, and the Oakland Police Department has confirmed that they are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding his passing.
In an emotional statement, Cloud’s family expressed their profound grief, describing him as an exceptional human being, artist, friend, brother, and son. They revealed that he had recently suffered the loss of his father, a tragedy that deeply affected him. Angus was candid about his struggles with mental health, and his family hopes that his passing will serve as a reminder to others that they are not alone and should seek support for their own battles.
“We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone,” the family statement continued. “During this devastating time, we ask for privacy as we try to come to terms with this tremendous loss.”
Angus Cloud’s rise to fame began with his portrayal of Fez in HBO’s Emmy-winning teen drama “Euphoria,” where he became a beloved main character throughout the first two seasons. His acting talents extended beyond the show, with notable roles in films like “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” (2023). Recently, he was cast alongside Melissa Berrera in an upcoming horror movie from the directors of “Scream 6” at Universal Pictures.
Cloud’s journey to stardom was not without its challenges. Reflecting on his breakthrough role in “Euphoria,” he humbly recounted how he was unexpectedly discovered while hanging out with friends. He ardently defended the depth and complexity he brought to the character of Fez, dismissing assumptions that his performance was effortless.
“Euphoria” casting director Jennifer Venditti also spoke highly of Cloud, lamenting that he didn’t receive enough recognition for his talent and dedication to the role.
HBO, in a statement, expressed their profound sadness over Angus Cloud’s passing, praising his immense talent and considering him an integral part of the “Euphoria” family. As fans mourn the loss of a beloved actor, “Euphoria” remains on hiatus, yet to start production for its third season.
Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, the actor attended Oakland School of the Arts alongside his “Euphoria” co-star Zendaya. Notably, Cloud’s journey into acting began unexpectedly when he was cast in “Euphoria” while working at a Brooklyn restaurant.
The entertainment industry and Angus Cloud’s devoted fans now mourn the loss of a talented artist, whose promising career and vibrant personality have left an indelible mark on those who knew and admired him.