Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25

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Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25
Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25

The cast and crew of HBO series Euphoria have led gushing tributes to late actor Angus Cloud, after his shocking death was announced by his devastated family on Monday night. The heartbreaking statement revealed that, Angus, 25, passed away just days after his beloved father's funeral.

The star, 25, who is best known for his role as Fezco O’Neill on the TV drama series Euphoria alongside Zendaya, is said to have passed away at his family's home in Oakland. In an emotional statement, his family said: "It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways."

The statement, which was provided to TMZ, revealed his father had died recently and the star was struggling immensely with his loss. It continued: "Last week he buried his father and intensely struggled with this loss. The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend."

No cause of death has yet been confirmed, however, the statement added that Angus was open about his battle with mental health and it said it is hoped his passing can be "a reminder to others that they are not alone". The talented actor's grieving family continued to tell the publication they hoped Angus would be remembered for his humour, laughter and love for everyone, before they asked for privacy to help them process their devastating loss.

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Following Angus' shocking death announcement, tributes have poured in from the cast of Euphoria as Angus' friends and co-stars attempt to come to terms with his tragic death. HBO said in a statement: “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.”

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Angus was one of the breakout stars of Euphoria, appearing in both series of the Sam Levinson-directed drama alongside Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi. The talented actor was most often in scenes alongside his partner in crime Ashtray, played by Javon Walton.

Sharing a picture of the pair on Instagram, Javon paid tribute to his on-screen brother and real-life friend as he posted a photo of the pair sharing an embrace while on the set of Euphoria. Alongside the now poignant image, the young actor wrote: “Rest easy brother. Forever family.”

Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Javon paid tribute to his on-screen brother and real-life friend as he posted a photo of the pair sharing an embrace (Instagram)
Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Angus has sadly died at the age of 25 (Getty Images for Diesel)

Meanwhile, Kathrine Narducci, who played Angus' on-screen grandmother, Marie O’Neill on Euphoria, described him as a “gentle beautiful soul” who “exited to soon” on Twitter. Storm Reid, who plays Zendaya’s on-screen younger sister Gia Bennett in the series also shared a clip of Cloud laughing on the show to her Instagram Story, captioning it: “The tears just won’t stop.”

Alexa Demie, who plays Maddy Perez, posted a heartbreak emoji on her Instagram Story. Meanwhile, Sydney Sweeney, Zendaya, and Jacob Elordi have all remained silent on social media, as fans await their tributes to their late co-star following the news of his shocking death.

Sydney Martin, the model who was rumored to be in an on–off relationship with the late Euphoria star, broke her silence as she appeared to share her sorrow in an emotional message on her Instagram stories. The model, who briefly appeared on a second-season episode of Euphoria, shared a somber message as she posted a black background to her Instagram Stories before inserting a set of seven red broken-hearted emojis. Her post went live just minutes after Angus' sad death was announced to the world.

She later told her followers that her 'heart was so broken' and that she will love Angus 'forever' as she tried to come to terms with the news of his sad passing. In another Instagram story, Sydney promised the late actor that she will 'never let the world forget' about the talented star. "I will never let the world forget about you. Bless, bless, 1 love," she wrote.

Model Sydney appeared in the season two premiere of Euphoria, titled Trying To Get To Heaven Before They Close The Door. Although she and Angus had not officially confirmed their relationship, the model and actress previously shared a sweet set of mirror selfies of the pair beaming, with the caption: "Euphoria is out in 2 days."

Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Sydney Martin, who was rumored to be in an on–off relationship with the late Euphoria star, also broke her silence (Getty Images for Lemuel Plummer/ Zeus Network)
Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Sydney shared a somber message as she posted a black background to her Instagram Stories before inserting a set of seven red broken-hearted emojis (Instagram)

Canadian rapper Drake, who serves as executive producer on Euphoria, shared a picture of Cloud on his Instagram story, captioning it “Good soul”, alongside a sad face emoji and a white dove.

In a statement shared with US outlets, Euphoria director Levinson said: “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."

US model Gigi Hadid also remembered Cloud after they starred together in a 2022 Christmas campaign for Ralph Lauren Fragrances. Sharing a clip of the pair dancing for the campaign on her Instagram story, Hadid wrote: “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.”

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The acting world was left reeling following the news of Cloud’s death, including West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler. The US actress tweeted: “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.”

Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Tributes have been flooding in for Angus (Instagram)
Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Angus spoke openly about his struggles with mental health (John Salangsang/REX/Shutterstock)

It comes as the Oakland Police Department (OPD) told the Mirror they are "investigating a death that occurred on July 31, 2023, just after 11:30 AM, in the 200 block of Euclid Avenue. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of death is unknown. There’s no additional information being released at this time This is an active death investigation."

Just two weeks ago, Angus posted a heartbreaking Instagram post showing his dad wearing a red hooded tracksuit alongside the caption: "Miss u breh." His upload was met with lots of sympathy from his fans, who have since also shared messages regarding the star's death.

Angus, who was a rising name in the world of Hollywood, was best known for playing Fezco in Euphoria. He took on the role between 2019 and 2022. He had also appeared on movies such as The Line and North Hollywood, while other noticeable credits came in music videos for the likes of Becky G, Karol G and Juice WRLD. It's thought he had two other projects which were set to come out in the near future.

Euphoria stars lead emotional tributes to Angus Cloud after death at 25Euphoria stars remember ‘immensely talented’ Angus Cloud after death aged 25 (Instagram)

The actor was first offered a part in Euphoria after a casting scout spotted him in a New York street. He was reportedly resistant at first, suspecting a scam but later met casting director Jennifer Venditti, as well as Levinson, and accepted the role.

Angus later pushed back against suggestions playing his character was 'easy' because of similarities they shared. “It does bother me when people are like, ‘It must be so easy! You get to go in and be yourself.’ I’m like, ‘Why don’t you go and do that?’ It’s not that simple,” he told US publication Variety. “I brought a lot to the character. You can believe what you want. It ain’t got nothing to do with me.”

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