Rising Hollywood star Angus Cloud, 25, dead following 'possible overdose'

August 1, 2023

Angus Cloud, 25, a rising star in Hollywood, died unexpectedly on Monday, according to a statement from his family, the Daily Caller reported.

Cloud, who gained fame for his portrayal of the drug-dealing character "Fezco" on the hit HBO series "Euphoria," is believed to have passed away from a drug overdose while grieving the recent death of his father.

Death follows recent funeral for father

Celebrity gossip site TMZ was the first to report that Cloud had died on Monday at his parents' home in Oakland, California.

"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," Cloud's family said in a statement.

"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 statement continued. "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."

"We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter, and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss," the family added.

911 call suggests "possible overdose"

In an update to its initial report, TMZ noted that an unnamed source described as "close to the family" said that Cloud had been staying with his family at his parents' house in Oakland after returning from his father's funeral in Ireland and was "battling severe suicidal thoughts" while dealing with his grief over the loss of his father.

That led to a reported 911 emergency call Monday morning from Cloud's mother of a "possible overdose" after Cloud was discovered with no pulse.

The actor was pronounced dead at the scene after first responders arrived but Oakland Police said the cause of death remains unknown at this time and an investigation has been launched.

Ex-manager alleged drug addiction problem months ago

The New York Post's Page Six also reported on the possible drug overdose death of Cloud, a previously unknown actor with no real background in the industry who rose to fame with his drug dealer character on HBO's "Euphoria" who was alleged to have a drug abuse problem of his own.

The outlet had reported in April how Cloud's ex-manager, Diomi Cordero, had publicly accused his former client of having a prescription drugs addiction and claimed to have even once performed CPR and administered naloxone to the actor in response to a prior alleged drug overdose.

Cordero, who claimed to have first met Cloud at a rehab facility, had also said that the creator of "Euphoria" had once begged Cloud to "fight for his life" and address his alleged drug addiction -- apparently to no avail.

A rising star in Hollywood

According to Cloud's IMDb page, the young actor only had six credits to his name dating back to 2019, including appearances in 16 episodes of "Euphoria" and cameo appearances in music videos.

However, Cloud also had three upcoming credits for projects in various stages of production that were set to be released this year or in 2024.

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