'There was no one quite like Angus', HBO mourns the sudden loss of Euphoria star Angus Cloud at 25
' Euphoria' star Angus Cloud dies at 25. His sudden demise has shaken the industry, sparking discussions about mental health among artists.
Angus Cloud (Source: Reuters)
"There was no one quite like Angus,"* said Sam Levinson, creator of HBO series "Euphoria", as he mourned the untimely death of Angus Cloud. The breakout star, who captured hearts as the drug dealer Fezco, breathed his last at the tender age of 25 at his family home in Oakland, California, as reported by AP News.
From Street Wanderer to Stardom: The Unusual Journey of Angus Cloud
Cloud's unexpected venture into acting was a tale of fate and opportunity. Before he emerged as Fezco, he was simply a pedestrian on New York streets, oblivious to the acting world. Cloud's raw charm caught the eye of casting scout Eléonore Hendricks, igniting a series of events that led him to the sets of "Euphoria". Although initially skeptical, he was eventually persuaded by casting director Jennifer Venditti and series creator Sam Levinson, who later made him a co-star alongside Zendaya in the series' first two seasons.
*"It does bother me when people are like, ‘It must be so easy! You get to go in and be yourself.’* I’m like, ‘Why don’t you go and do that?’ It’s not that simple," Cloud once told Variety. Despite his no-acting background, he skillfully brought Fezco to life, challenging assumptions about his character's uncanny similarity to his persona.
The Brilliance of Angus Cloud: A Legacy Cut Short
Cloud's magnetic performance in "Euphoria" marked him as one of the most promising talents in television. His recent works included a supporting role in "The Line", a college drama starring Alex Wolff and John Malkovich. He was set to co-star in "Scream 6" and had made cameos in music videos for artists like Juice WRLD, Becky G, and Karol G.
Last week, he faced the tragedy of his father's passing, an event that deeply affected him. His family hopes that his death will resonate as a reminder for others struggling with mental health, emphasizing the importance of not fighting these battles in silence.
HBO, in their statement, paid tribute to Cloud, describing him as "immensely talented and a beloved part of the HBO and 'Euphoria' family."
Angus Cloud's passing is not just the loss of a promising actor but also an opportunity to engage in much-needed dialogues about the mental health of artists. As he joins his father in the great beyond, his legacy lives on in his works and in the hearts of his fans. Rest in peace, Angus Cloud.
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