Angus Cloud, the young talent best known for his role in the beloved Euphoria, passed away yesterday at just 25 years old. In a few hours, the news spread across the Web, leaving millions of fans of the series conceived and written by Sam Levinson in amazement.
Angus Cloud first appeared on screen in 2019, playing the role of Fez on the HBO series Euphoria.
He got this role quite by accident. At 21, Cloud was working in a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. One day, he is stopped by a friendly woman who asks if he might be interested in acting.
Understandably, the young talent was very resistant and could not believe in the opportunity that presented itself to him: only after meeting with director Sam Levinson did he realize that all this was true.
Prior to his role as Fez, Cloud had never acted. Needless to say, a natural talent.
The success of “Euphoria”
Euphoria, a series starring Zendaya, Angus Cloud and Sydney Sweeney, was an instant hit. In fact, it has become the second most watched HBO series since 2004, second only to the unrivaled Game of Thrones. In fact, each episode of the second season of Euphoria attracted about 16 million viewers.
The performance of Angus Cloud, who thus became an emergency star, attracted a lot of attention: there were those who praised the veracity of the character, and those who believed that he was not acting, but simply playing himself. Cloud got to the point where he felt the need to comment, “Why don’t you do it then? It’s not easy, I gave a lot to the character.”
Among his future projects are a horror film with the production company Universal Pictures and a drama film Freaky Tales, as well as the third season of Euphoria.
Angus Cloud and his silent battles
It was his mother who called for help on July 31, but unfortunately they arrived too late: Angus Cloud died at his family home in Auckland. The cause of death has yet to be released as those close to the actor ask for privacy and sympathy during this difficult time.
Unfortunately, the family has just suffered another tragedy – the death of their father just a week before Cloud’s disappearance. These two were very close. There is a suspicion that the loss of a parent was too hard for the young talent.
People who knew Angus Cloud remember him as a man of hidden depth and sensitivity. A man who was always smiling and playful, but hid the demons that tormented him.
Director Sam Levinson commented that the actor faced “a struggle, like many, with addiction and depression”. In an interview with Complex in 2022, Cloud stated that “addiction is serious and in fact many doctors call it a disease. It’s true, but a lot of people don’t understand it.”
Sam Levinson stated that “No one was like Angus. He was too special, too talented and too young to leave so soon. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched.”
The young talent’s family also released a statement:
“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to an incredible person today. As an artist, friend, brother and son, Angus has been special to all of us in so many ways. The only consolation we have is knowing that Angus was reunited with his father, who was his best friend. Angus has always been open about his struggles with mental health. We hope this will remind those in need that you do not have to fight in silence and that you are never alone.”
tribute to heaven
To remember the young and talented Angus Cloud, Sky is offering tonight, from 10:45 pm, on Sky Atlantic and streaming on NOW a marathon of the beloved series that made him known to the general public, EUPHORIA, which is also available on demand.
An acclaimed neon portrait of American Generation Z, told in a very raw and unfiltered way, the series is a true cult winner of three Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for its lead character Zendaya, who completely changed the teen movie genre. drama, never before Euphoria refused with the same honesty.
In two seasons of the series, 25-year-old Cloud played the role of Fesco, a troubled teenager whose childhood was even more difficult than that of other characters in the series. Fesco is a drug dealer with a big heart, especially in the first season, especially associated with Ryu, a Zendaya character whom he often takes care of when he’s in trouble.
In the second season, his character becomes even more important in the story and shows a more intimate side of his personality. The boy is interested in Lexi Howard, played by Maud Apatow. The tender love story between them is one of the most interesting storylines of the second cycle of episodes.
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