The unexpected death of Angus Cloud, best known for playing Fezco on HBO’s Euphoria, shook both the fandom of the show and those responsible for making it after news broke Monday.
“There was no one quite like Angus. He was too special, too talented and way too young to leave us so soon,” Euphoria creator Sam Levinson said in a statement published by Deadline. “He also struggled, like many of us, with addiction and depression. I hope he knew how many hearts he touched. I loved him. I always will. Rest in peace and God Bless his family.”
Cloud’s cast mates shared their own tributes, with Javon Walton — who played Fez’s brother Ashtray — posting a photo of the two hugging on Instagram with the caption, “rest easy brother❤️🕊️,” while Storm Reid, who plays Rue’s sister Gia, posted “The tears just won’t stop” on her own Instagram story.
Kathrine Narducci, who played Fez’s grandmother in the show’s second season, tweeted “You were a gentle beautiful soul. You exited [too] soon.”
HBO issued its own statement about Cloud’s death, which read, “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. We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
Cloud’s passing comes a week after the loss of his father; his cause of death remains private. A statement from his family reads in part, “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. 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.”
Cloud was aged 25.