CALIFORNIA - Angus Cloud, who starred on HBO’s hit series Euphoria, has died aged 25. Cloud, who played drug dealer Fezco “Fez” O’Neill on the teen drama, died on Monday at his family home in Oakland, California, said a publicist. “It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” said the Cloud family. Cloud attended his father’s funeral in Ireland last week and, according to his family, “intensely struggled with this loss”. There was some comfort in knowing he was now “reunited with his dad, who was his best friend”, they said in a statement. “Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence,” it said. “We hope the world remembers him for his humour, laughter and love for everyone.”
Two weeks ago, Cloud posted a photo of his father on Instagram and wrote: “miss u breh.” His cause of death has not been confirmed.
Cloud had minor acting credits in two films, North Hollywood and The Line. He had also appeared in music videos for artists including Becky G, Karol G and Juice WRLD. But his career really took off after he won the part of Fez, a high school drug dealer in Euphoria.
The role turned Cloud into a breakout star, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and his character was expanded in the second season.
In an interview with Variety last year, Cloud said he was bothered by fan comparisons to his on-screen character.
“It’s not that simple,” he said. “I brought a lot to the character.”
As a teenager, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, which is partially responsible for his slow-paced voice on the show.