Remembering Angus Cloud
Angus Cloud, the talented actor renowned for his portrayal of Fezco “Fez” O’Neill, the high school drug dealer in the hit HBO series “Euphoria,” has tragically passed away at the age of 25. The news of his untimely demise was confirmed by his publicist, Cait Bailey, who revealed that Angus passed away at his family home in Oakland, California. However, the cause of his death remains undisclosed.
In a heartfelt statement, Angus Cloud’s family bid farewell to their beloved son, brother, friend, and artist. The family shared that Angus had been grappling with losing his father, whom he considered his best friend, and had been openly confronting his mental health struggles. They expressed hope that Angus’s passing would serve as a poignant reminder to others that they should never endure such battles alone and in silence.
Angus Cloud’s remarkable journey to stardom began in a fortuitous encounter with casting scout Eléonore Hendricks, who noticed him while he was walking down a New York street. Initially skeptical of the opportunity, Angus’s doubts were dispelled when he met with casting director Jennifer Venditti and series creator Sam Levinson, who recognized his immense talent. As a result, Angus was cast alongside Zendaya in the pivotal role of Fez for the first two seasons of “Euphoria.”
"Stand by Me" – Angus Cloud 🤍 pic.twitter.com/bEENHaIX7G
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 31, 2023
His seamless portrayal of Fez led some to believe that Angus and the character were indistinguishable, a notion he refuted with conviction. In an interview with Variety, Angus candidly stated that the character demanded considerable effort and was far from easy. He emphasized that he brought his unique essence to Fez, defying any assumptions of simplicity.
While Angus Cloud’s acting credits before “Euphoria” were limited, his portrayal of Fez catapulted him to fame and recognition. His exceptional talent and authenticity left a lasting impression on the audience. Angus is also featured in music videos for renowned artists such as Becky G, Karol G, and Juice WRLD.
The entertainment industry mourns the loss of this promising young talent, as his contributions to film and television will undoubtedly be remembered. Angus Cloud will be celebrated for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone, leaving behind an indelible legacy that resonates with fans and fellow artists alike.