“Angus Cloud, ‘Euphoria’ Star Fezco, Dies at 25 | Fond Farewell”
“Angus Cloud, best known for his role as Fezco in ‘Euphoria,’ tragically passed away at the young age of 25. Learn about his contributions to the entertainment industry, his battles with mental health, and the heartfelt tribute from his family and colleagues.”
Angus Cloud, the talented actor recognized for his captivating portrayal of Fezco “Fez” O’Neill in HBO’s popular series “Euphoria,” passed away on Monday in Oakland, Calif., at the tender age of 25. The Oakland Fire Department responded to a medical emergency, and though the cause of death remains unknown, it is under investigation by the Oakland Police Department.
Family’s Heartfelt Statement:
In a heartfelt statement, Angus Cloud’s family bid farewell to their beloved son, brother, and friend, emphasizing his special place in their hearts. Last week, Angus dealt with the intense grief of burying his father, which further intensified his struggles. The family takes comfort in knowing that Angus is now reunited with his father, his best friend. The family also highlighted Angus’ openness about his battle with mental health, urging others not to face such challenges alone and in silence.
Career Highlights and Notable Roles:
Angus Cloud’s remarkable acting skills brought him to the forefront in the Emmy-winning teen drama “Euphoria,” where he played a pivotal role as Fezco in the first two seasons. Beyond “Euphoria,” he showcased his talent in films like “North Hollywood” (2021) and “The Line” (2023). Recently, Cloud was cast alongside Melissa Berrera in a thrilling horror movie at Universal Pictures, helmed by the directors of “Scream 6,” Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett.
A Multifaceted Talent:
In addition to his acting prowess, Angus Cloud left a mark on the entertainment industry through his appearances in music videos, including Noah Cyrus’ “All Three,” Juice WRLD’s “Cigarettes,” and Becky G and Karol G’s “Miamiii.” Last year, he was honored at Variety’s annual Power of Young Hollywood event, where he shared the story of how fate led him to star in “Euphoria” after being discovered while spending time with friends.
A Personal Reflection:
Angus Cloud spoke candidly about the misconception that acting is effortless, asserting that his role as Fezco involved considerable dedication and personal investment. Casting director Jennifer Venditti recognized his outstanding commitment to the character and felt he deserved more recognition for his talent.
A Legacy of Love and Remembrance:
The news of Angus Cloud’s passing deeply saddened HBO and the “Euphoria” family, who expressed their profound condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.
Born Conor Angus Cloud Hickey, Angus attended Oakland School of the Arts alongside his co-star Zendaya, and his journey to stardom began while he was working at a Brooklyn restaurant, ultimately leading to his iconic role in “Euphoria.”
As we bid adieu to Angus Cloud, his humor, laughter, and love for everyone will be cherished by his fans and the entertainment world alike.
Let us remember Angus as an exceptional talent, a resilient soul, and an inspiration to others facing mental health challenges.