Northern California, USA – In a tragic event, it has been confirmed that actor Angus Cloud passed away in July due to an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and other substances, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau.
The official cause of Angus Cloud’s death was listed as “acute intoxication” resulting from the combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and benzodiazepines. The coroner’s office has determined that the overdose was accidental. The talented actor, known for his role as Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on the hit series “Euphoria,” was declared deceased at his parents’ residence in Oakland on July 31st, at the age of 25.
Angus Cloud and “Euphoria”:
Angus Cloud, originally from Oakland, had risen to fame for his portrayal of the complex character Fezco in “Euphoria,” a role that had garnered him a devoted fan following. Despite his natural portrayal of the character, Cloud emphasized that it was not generally so basic as it might appear, expressing, “It irritates me when individuals are like, ‘It should be so natural! You get to go in and act naturally.’ I’m like, ‘How about you proceed to do that?’ It is quite difficult. I carried a great deal to the person. You can accept what you need. It has nothing to do with me.
Before his breakout role in “Euphoria,” Cloud had no prior acting experience. He was discovered by casting scout Eléonore Hendricks while walking down the streets of New York. Initially skeptical, Cloud eventually met with casting director Jennifer Venditti and, with the support of series creator Sam Levinson, became a co-star alongside Zendaya for the show’s first two seasons.
At the time of his passing, Angus Cloud’s family revealed that he had been grappling with the loss of his father, Conor Hickey, who passed away on May 18th from mesothelioma, a cancer often linked to asbestos exposure. Hickey’s family held a funeral for him in his native Ireland in July.
In one of his last social media posts, Angus Cloud shared a photo of his late father on Instagram, captioning it with “miss u breh.” The family released a statement expressing their profound grief and emphasizing Cloud’s intention to provide for his sisters’ education and support his mother both emotionally and financially. They stressed that he had not intended to end his life.
The statement also highlighted Angus Cloud’s openness about his mental health struggles and hoped that his passing would serve as a reminder that individuals should not suffer in silence and should seek support when facing mental health challenges. The family found solace in the belief that Angus was now reunited with his beloved father, whom he considered his best friend.
The untimely death of Angus Cloud is a somber reminder of the importance of addressing mental health issues and seeking help when needed, even in the face of overwhelming grief and loss.