September 26, 2023

Angus Cloud of ‘Euphoria’ Passes Away at 25; Mother Shares Heartfelt Insights, Emphasizes Unintended Passing

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Angus Cloud, widely recognized for his role in the popular HBO series ‘Euphoria,’ recently passed away at the young age of 25.

While initial reports suggested a possible overdose, Cloud’s mother has come forward to share insights from his final day, strongly emphasizing that her son’s death was not intentional.

The tragic news has deeply affected fans and colleagues alike, leading to a surge of tributes and condolences worldwide.


UPDATE: Accidental Overdose Confirmed in Angus Cloud’s Passing

Almost two months have passed since Angus Cloud, the star of “Euphoria,” was tragically discovered deceased in his California residence at the age of 25.

The Alameda County Coroner has now disclosed that Cloud’s untimely death resulted from an unintentional overdose.*

Traces of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other narcotics were identified in his system, leading to acute intoxication.

It is a sobering reminder that anyone, even celebrities, can struggle with addiction issues and that showing compassion is free.


A Tragic Loss for the Entertainment World

Angus Cloud, renowned for his role as Fezco in HBO’s “Euphoria,” tragically passed away at 25 at his family’s residence in Oakland.

The Oakland Police and Fire Department responded to a 911 call, reporting a “possible overdose” on Monday, July 31, 2023, at around 11:30 AM.

It was a call by Lisa Cloud, who distressingly noted that her son did not have a pulse.

Angus was declared dead at the scene, and the police have initiated an investigation.

As details emerge, his mother, Lisa Cloud, sheds light on his final day, emphasizing that his death was “not intentional.”


*Photo taken from Rolling Stone article.


In a heartfelt Facebook post, Lisa Cloud opened up about her son’s last moments.

She expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and sought to clarify the circumstances surrounding Angus’s untimely death.

Despite grappling with profound grief following his father’s sudden death from mesothelioma, Angus’s final day was marked with purpose and hope.

He was making arrangements in his room and around their home, intending to stay for an extended period.

Angus spoke of his ambitions to support his sisters’ education and be a pillar for his mother, both emotionally and financially.

Lisa recounted their last interaction: a warm hug and expressions of mutual love, with Angus promising to see her the next day.


Angus Cloud shares a photo of his late father, expressing how much he misses him.
*Photo from TMZ article.


Following his return from Ireland, where he attended his father’s funeral, Angus reportedly grappled with severe suicidal thoughts and stayed with his family to heal from the grief.

The family’s statement underscored Angus’s openness about his mental health challenges and their hope that his death would resonate with others, reminding them they’re not alone in their struggles.


During his short yet impactful career, Angus Cloud became a rising star in Hollywood.

He is perhaps best remembered for his compelling portrayal in “Euphoria,” wherein he was a part-time drug dealer and guardian angel to Zendaya’s character, Rue Bennett.

His filmography includes roles in movies like “The Line” and “North Hollywood” and appearances in music videos for artists such as Becky G, Karol G, and Juice WRLD.

The last interaction with the press in March 2022 saw Angus defending “Euphoria” against critiques that the show glamorized drug use.

He believed the series reflected the harsh realities young adults confront in contemporary America.

The entertainment world is in mourning, with heartfelt tributes pouring in from fans, co-stars like Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, and even rappers Drake (an executive producer on “Euphoria”) and Kid Cudi.

Angus’s legacy remains one of talent, humor, and boundless love for everyone.


Angus Cloud’s Background and Career Life

Angus Cloud, birth name Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, was born in Oakland, California, on July 10, 1998.

Cloud had a passion for the arts from a young age and studied production design at the Oakland School for the Arts.

Before his acting career, he worked at a chicken-and-waffles restaurant.

Despite being relatively new to the acting scene, Cloud made a significant impact with his portrayal of Fezco, gaining recognition for his talent and dedication.

Angus Cloud’s portrayal of Fezco highlighted his versatility as an actor and his ability to infuse depth and humanity into his characters.

He authentically captured the complexities and struggles of Fezco’s life, earning him acclaim and admiration from viewers.

Aside from his work on Euphoria, Angus Cloud was known for his joyful and kind nature.

Angus Cloud’s legacy will be remembered through his unforgettable performances and the impact he made on those who had the privilege of knowing him.

His talent and potential were evident, and it’s a tragedy to imagine the untapped possibilities that could have unfolded in his career.


What Can We Learn From This?

The recent passing of Angus Cloud, a promising actor in the HBO series ‘Euphoria,’ is a sad reminder that many people struggle with mental health issues and addiction, regardless of their outward success or fame.

Such tragedies highlight the importance of prioritizing mental health and recognizing the insidious nature of addiction.

It’s important to remember that everyone can face internal struggles, no matter their status or appearance.

Nobody should feel alone or without support during their darkest moments.

Seeking help is a sign of strength, and many resources and communities are available to provide assistance.

Let’s promote open dialogue about mental health and create environments where people feel encouraged to seek help and know that hope and support are always available.


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*Photo from Variety article.



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In addition, we want to give our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Angus Cloud.



ANGUS CLOUD ‘EUPHORIA’ STAR DEAD AT 25 … 911 Call for ‘Possible Overdose’

Angus Cloud: Euphoria star’s mother says his death was ‘not intentional’

* ‘Euphoria’ Star Angus Cloud’s Cause of Death Revealed as Accidental Overdose Nearly 2 Months After His Death

Published: 08/011/2023

Updated: 09/26/2023

Contributor: Julie Miller

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