Angus Cloud, Actor on ‘Euphoria Series,’ Dies at 25 in Oakland

Angus Cloud, the talented actor renowned for his role as Fezco on HBO's "Euphoria," passed away at 25, following intense struggles exacerbated by his father's recent death. While the exact cause remains undisclosed, his family emphasizes his battle with mental health, hoping to raise awareness and encourage support.

Remembering Angus Cloud: The Life and Legacy of a Rising Star

In a heartbreaking turn of events, the entertainment industry mourns the loss of Angus Cloud, the talented actor best known for his portrayal of Fezco in the hit HBO series “Euphoria.” On Monday, Angus Cloud passed away at the young age of 25 at his family home in Oakland, Calif. While the cause of his untimely death remains undisclosed, his family revealed that Angus had been battling intense emotional struggles since the recent passing of his father, Conor Hickey, whom they laid to rest just last week.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: Angus Cloud arrives for the Premiere Of Warner Bros “Space Jam: A New Legacy” held at Regal LA Live on July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Angus Cloud’s representative, Cait Bailey, confirmed the tragic news, and his family issued a statement expressing their profound grief. They emphasized that Angus had always been open about his mental health battles, and they hope his passing serves as a reminder to others that they are not alone in their struggles. Mental health is a critical issue, and Angus’s family urges those facing similar challenges to seek support and not suffer in silence.

Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey on July 10, 1998, in Oakland, Angus attended the Oakland School for the Arts, where he explored his passion for theatre. He was actively involved in the school’s theater department, contributing to set building and handling lighting and sound. Though he had never considered acting before, his life took an unexpected turn when he was discovered by a casting agent in Manhattan while walking along Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. At that time, Angus was working as a waiter in Brooklyn and initially thought the offer was a scam. However, with encouragement from a friend, he decided to pursue the opportunity, setting the stage for his remarkable acting career.

In an interview with The New York Times last year, Angus reflected on his journey, stating, “Before this, I didn’t have any desire to act. I guess I was just at the right place at the right time.” This serendipitous encounter led to his breakthrough role as Fezco in the acclaimed television series “Euphoria,” created by Sam Levinson, based on an Israeli mini-series of the same title. Premiering on HBO in June 2019, “Euphoria” delves into the lives of high-school students navigating love, sex, drugs, and identity conflicts, garnering widespread praise for its raw and unapologetic storytelling.

Angus Cloud’s portrayal of Fezco resonated deeply with audiences, becoming an instant favorite. His authentic performance and charisma won the hearts of viewers and even prompted the show’s creator to extend his character’s presence beyond the initial plan of Season 1. Despite the character’s planned demise, Angus’s incredible talent compelled the team to keep Fezco’s story alive, allowing him to continue playing the beloved character into Season 2. With a third season set for release in 2025, it’s a testament to Angus’s skill and dedication to his craft that his character’s journey will continue to captivate audiences.

Beyond his success on-screen, Angus Cloud was remembered for his warm personality and genuine humility. Colleagues and friends have fondly recalled his kindhearted nature and his ability to bring joy to those around him. Despite his rapid rise to fame, Angus remained grounded and appreciative of the opportunities that came his way.

As the entertainment world mourns the loss of this young talent, there is a collective realization of the importance of mental health awareness and support within the industry and beyond. Angus Cloud’s family’s heartfelt plea serves as a poignant reminder that mental health struggles are real and can affect anyone, regardless of their circumstances.

In the spirit of Angus’s legacy, let us remember him not only for his exceptional talent but also for his openness about mental health. It is a call to action for society to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and provide support and resources to those who need it. As we celebrate the life of Angus Cloud, may his legacy inspire hope, compassion, and understanding for others battling similar internal struggles.

In memory of Angus Cloud, let us join hands in fostering a more empathetic and supportive world, where no one has to fight their battles alone.

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