The cast of Euphoria is mourning the loss of their co-star Angus Cloud.
As we reported, the 25-year-old actor tragically passed away on Monday. His family released a heartbreaking statement revealing he had “intensely struggled” with the loss of his father, whom he buried last week. According to TMZ‘s law enforcement sources, his mother placed a call to 911 earlier on Monday, telling an operator her son didn’t have a pulse and that she was calling about a “possible overdose.” No official cause of death has been revealed at this time.
The untimely loss has shocked the world, including the cast of Euphoria, who are now paying tribute to the fallen star. In a statement to Deadline, creator Sam Levinson expressed:
“There was no one quite like Angus. 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.”
The official TV show’s X (Twitter) account also mourned his loss, sharing:
“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/PLqkz5Rshc
— euphoria (@euphoriaHBO) July 31, 2023
If you didn’t know, Angus played Fezco on the series after he was scouted on the streets in Brooklyn. His character was suppose to die at the end of season 1, but he became such a beloved role that he stuck around for longer. The same happened in season 2 when intentions to kill off his character changed at the last minute. Instead, his onscreen adoptive brother Ashtray, played by Javon Walton, was fatally shot.
The 17-year-old also took to Instagram to pay tribute to his onscreen brother. Sharing a photo of them hugging (HERE), he wrote, “rest easy brother .” He added another photo of them in his Story, noting, “forever family .”
Meanwhile, Alexa Demie posted a single broken heart emoji on her IG Story. Storm Reid wrote on hers:
“The tears just won’t stop”
She also posted a fan-favorite clip of Angus and Maude Apatow from the show. Mason Shea Joyce, who played young Fezco, went on to tell The Hollywood Reporter:
“Angus had a really sweet smile and generous soul. He was kind and supportive, never too busy for a quick chat or pep talk. It was an honor to play young Fezco.”
He added on his IG page:
“You were as real as they get. Rest in paradise”
Kathrine Narducci, who played Angus’ grandmother, called him “a shining light” and “one of a kind” while wishing him “peace.”
Colman Domingo added:
“Couldn’t be more real, original and sweet. Loved this kid. Always smiles. I hope his sensitive soul is at rest. Check on loved ones. Check on them.”
Drake, an executive producer of the show, uploaded a pic of Angus on a red carpet, calling him a “Good soul.” Paula Marshall (who played Nate Jacob’s mom) also shared with People:
“He was kind and gracious and so unique. You couldn’t take your eyes off him, on film or on set. How lucky we all were to have witnessed his work. It was beyond truthful, every damn take. My heart hurts.”
Many other stars have also expressed their sorrows, writing across social media:
Kerry Washington: “You will be deeply missed. Rest in Power @anguscloud.”
Gigi Hadid: “Just saw the news about the loss of Angus. I only got to work with him a couple of times, but I was immediately drawn to his kind, gentle spirit. My deepest condolences to his closest and loved ones. May he rest in peace.”
Jordyn Woods: “I have this art piece he made me on a water bottle and I’ll keep it forever… Such a rare soul.. instantly friends from meeting when we did this event together. You will be missed.”
Rachel Zegler: “please remember how loved you are. this world is so quick to make you feel otherwise. there are reasons to stick around. and this world needs you. oh, angus. we celebrate you.”
Angus was so loved by so many. At this time, Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, and Sydney Sweeney have not commented on the loss. We are thinking of them all as they process this tragedy. May Angus rest in peace.
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