Angus Cloud's near-death experience that was worked into his Euphoria backstory

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Angus Cloud survived a terrifying fall (Image: Getty Images for HBO)
Angus Cloud survived a terrifying fall (Image: Getty Images for HBO)

Angus Cloud survived a terrifying ordeal before finding fame as drug dealer Fezco in the hit HBO series Euphoria.

The actor, who has sadly died on Monday at the age of 25, suffered a brain injury after falling into a construction pit where he was trapped for 12 hours. Angus also had a broken skull and internal bleeding as a result of the scary incident.

In 2013, Angus had left a group of friends who were walking through Oakland, where he grew up. He said he didn't notice the construction pit in front of him until he was already falling. The Euphoria star said he woke up 12 hours later at the bottom of the pit.

"I was trapped. I eventually climbed out after, I don't know how long. It was hella hard to climb out, because my skull was broken, but my skin wasn't, so all the bleeding was internal, pressing up against my brain," he revealed.

Angus Cloud's near-death experience that was worked into his Euphoria backstory eidexiqreiqtrinvAngus Cloud was once trapped in a construction pit for 12 hours (Jeffrey Mayer/MediaPunch/IPx)
Angus Cloud's near-death experience that was worked into his Euphoria backstoryHe died on Monday at the age of 25 (AFP via Getty Images)

Angus explained he was determined to make his own way out of the pit after realising "they wasn't gonna find me down there". He managed to pull himself out despite having broken fingers and the ditch being 10 feet deep.

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The actor said he was "in survival mode". After he escaped, his vision was blurry but he managed to take the bus to his mother's house.

Angus said his mother initially thought he was on drugs because his pupils were dilated. Instead of letting him go to bed, she rushed him to the hospital.

Angus Cloud's near-death experience that was worked into his Euphoria backstoryThe actor starred as Fezco in Euphoria (HBO/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Speaking to Variety, Angus explained: "I would have died. She gave me some water, and I started throwing up hella mouthfuls of crimson red blood. S**t was crazy. So then my mama took me to the children's hospital."

He spent five days in an intensive care unit before being moved to a non-intensive care unit. The actor credited the hospital's doctors with saving his life.

He added: "I'm so blessed to just have minor brain damage. You know, it's so minor it ain't even really worth speaking about."

The incident left Angus with a scar across the left side of his head, which was worked into his character's backstory in Euphoria. In the second season of the show, Fezco is hit over the head with a crowbar.

Angus tragically died on Monday, with his family confirming his death in a statement. It read: "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, provided to TMZ, revealed his father had died recently and Angus was struggling 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."

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) told the Mirror they are "investigating a death that occurred today, July 31, 2023, just after 11:30 AM, in the 200 block of Euclid Avenue. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

They added: "The cause of death is unknown. There’s no additional information being released at this time This is an active death investigation."

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