HBO Star and New York Actor Passes at Young Age
So many of us are still reeling over the (seemingly) untimely physical death of Paul Reubens. Reubens--famous for his iconic role as Pee-Wee Herman and countless roles and contributions to the arts and humanity (in front of and behind the camera), sadly passed away on Monday July 31, 2023.
At the same time we collectively began mourning the physical loss of Reubens, reports began surfacing of the passing of another beloved actor.
Angus Cloud, who is known for his role as Fezco on the hit HBO show, "Euphoria," has died, his family confirmed in a statement.
Cloud, who started his acting career after being discovered in Brooklyn, NY by a talent agent for Euphoria, grew up in Oakland California, but whose immediate family live in Ireland. Variety reports that the family released the following statement:
“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today,” Cloud’s family said in a statement. “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. 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.”
According to Variety
The Oakland Fire Dept. said it responded to a medical emergency at approximately 11:30 a.m., and the patient was “already deceased.” The cause of death was unknown, the fire department said. The Oakland Police Dept. confirmed that it remains an “active death investigation.”
According to Vanity Fair:
"For two seasons on HBO’s Emmy-winning teen drama series, Cloud brought Fezco—a trusted confidant to Zendaya’s Rue and promising love interest for Maude Apatow’s Lexi—to life. Production on a third season of the show had yet to begin at the time of Cloud’s death. “We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Angus Cloud. He was immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and Euphoria family,” the network and show said in a joint statement on Instagram."
Cloud was 25.
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