Euphoria Cast Lead Tributes To Actor Angus Cloud After His Death Aged 25
A tribute has been paid to Angus Cloud following his death at the age of 25 by the cast of Euphoria.
After playing drug dealer Fezco ‘Fez’ O’Neill in the hit HBO series, Angus quickly became a fan favorite.
It was confirmed by his family on Monday night that he had tragically passed away, and tributes poured in from his cast mates, fans, and others in the entertainment industry.
“Rest easy brother,” Javon Walton captioned a photo of himself and Angus hugging on set.
It was also shared on the show’s official Twitter account that Colman Domingo and Kathrine Narducci, who play Ali Muhammad and Fez’s grandmothers, had posted tributes online. Maddy Perez star Alexa Demie posted an emoji of broken hearts on her Instagram Story, while show creator Sam Levinson issued a statement.
Angus was the only one like him, he said. The loss of someone so young, talented and special is unbearable.
His struggles with addiction and depression were similar to those of many of us. He touched many hearts, I hope he knew. He was special to me. My commitment will never change. I wish him peace and God’s blessings for his family.”
“Angus had a really sweet smile and a generous heart,” Mason Shea Joyce said in a publication about playing a young Fez in flashback scenes.
In addition to being kind and supportive, he was always available for a quick chat or pep talk. I was honored to play young Fezco.”
Jacob Elordi’s on-screen mother, Paula Marsh, told People: “He was kind, gracious, and so unique.” During filming and on set, you couldn’t take your eyes off him.
“What a privilege it was for us to witness his work. Every take was beyond truthful. “I’m hurting in my heart.”
There was also a tribute from Kerry Washington, the star of Scandal, and rapper Denzel Curry. Angus did not have any acting experience when he was scouted in Brooklyn, NYC.
As he told i-D, he initially thought it was a scam. They brought me back in and explained the role to me, and it made sense to me now.
“I thought I looked like a star in my mind, so they stopped me.
Then I replied, “No, because I look like I might be a drug dealer.”.
With the premiere of Euphoria on HBO in 2019, his portrayal of Rue’s drug dealer propelled him into the spotlight.
One critic even referred to Fez as the “beating heart” of the episodes in season two, along with his brother Ashtray.