“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” his family confirmed in a statement to Variety at the time. “As an artist, a friend, a brother and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways. 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.”
Keep reading for more details on his passing.
How Did Angus Cloud Die?
The Alameda County Coroner told Us Weekly on September 21 that Cloud died of acute intoxication following an accidental overdose. The publication reported that he had cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines in his system.
Previously, Cloud’s mother, Lisa Cloud, reported a “possible overdose” in a 911 call ahead of his passing, Us Weekly confirmed. The Oakland Police Department (OPD) responded to a call at Cloud’s residence on July 31, after 11:30 a.m., where a victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
On Friday, August 4, Cloud’s mother, shared an update about her son’s passing.
“I appreciate your love for my family at this shattered time. I also want you to know that although my son was in deep grief about his father’s untimely death from mesothelioma, his last day was a joyful one,” she shared in a Facebook post, noting that the actor “did not intend to end his life,” revealing that they had “hugged goodnight” prior to his death.
“I don’t know if or what he may have put in his body after that. I only know that he put his head on the desk where he was working on art project’s, fell asleep and didn’t wake up. We may find out that he overdosed accidentally and tragically, but it’s abundantly clear that he did not intend to check out of this world. His struggles were real,” the post continued. “He gave and received so much love and support to and from his tribe. His work in Euphoria became a lightning rod for his generation and opened up a conversation about compassion, loyalty, acceptance and love. ”
What Was Angus Cloud’s Cause of Death?
“The cause of death is unknown. There’s no additional information being released at this time. This is an active death investigation,” the OPD shared in a statement on July 31, which was obtained by J-14.
Cloud was known for his role as Fezco on the HBO series, Euphoria, which also starred Zendaya. He originated the role in June 2019, when the first season premiered, and appeared as Fezco a second time in season 2, which aired in early 2022. Throughout his brief time in the spotlight, the late star was candid about his mental health struggles.
“People knowing me and recognizing who I am. That s—t f—ks with my mind for sure,” Cloud told Interview Magazine during a February 2022 interview. “I’d rather people didn’t recognize me. I’m not mad at them because they do, but I’d rather they didn’t. I just want to have regular interactions with people. I don’t want to be treated special.”
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